University of Iowa Athletics
LB

#42 Joe Ludwig

Height 6-0
Weight 233 lbs.
Class Fr.
Hometown Middleton, Wis.
High School Middleton

Hawk Item – – Moved from linebacker to fullback during 2018 spring practice.

2018 Honors – – Academic All-Big Ten . . . 2018 – – Saw action in six games, recording one kickoff return . . . saw action in 33-7 win over Northern Illinois, but had no statistics as offense gained 209 net rushing yards . . . did not see action in 13-3 win over Iowa State . . . did not see action in 38-14 win over Northern Iowa . . .did not see action in 28-17 loss to #18 Wisconsin . . . did not see action in 48-31 win at Minnesota . . . did not see action in 42-16 win at Indiana . . . saw action in 23-0 win over Maryland, but had no statistics as offense gained 224 net rushing yards . . . saw action in 30-24 loss at #17 Penn State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 38-36 loss at Purdue, recording one kickoff return . . . saw action in 14-10 loss to Northwestern, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 63-0 win at Illinois, but had no statistics as offense gained 400 yards total offense . . . saw action in 31-28 win over Nebraska, but had no statistics as offense rushed for 226 yards and gained 419 yards total offense . . . did not see action in 27-22 Outback Bowl win over #18 Mississippi State.

2017 Honors – – Team Leader Award, defense . . . 2017 – – Redshirted after joining the team as a walk-on.

High school honors – – Earned honorable mention all-state honors as a junior and senior . . . first-team all-conference as a junior and senior . . .  Career – – Three-year letterman as linebacker and defensive back . . . team captain as a senior . . . helped prep team post three-year record of 26-7 . . . also lettered in baseball and track.

Personal – – Born 12/6/98 in Fresno, California . . . exercise science major . . . parents are Jill and Andy Ludwig . . . high school coach was Tim Simon.