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#18 John Milani

Height 6-1
Weight 185 lbs.
Class Fr.
Hometown Iowa City, Iowa
High School West

Hawk Item – – member of 2019 Leadership Group.

2019 – – Academic All-Big Ten for third year . . . Brett Greenwood Award . . . Team Hustle Award, special teams . . . 2019 – – Saw action in all 13 games, recording two solo tackles, three assists, and one recovered fumble . . . saw action in 38-14 win over Miami, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 59 net rushing yards . . . saw action in 30-0 win over Rutgers, recording one assisted tackle as defense allowed just 125 yards total offense . . . saw action in 18-17 win at Iowa State, recording one assisted tackle . . . saw action in 48-3 win over Middle Tennessee, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 216 yards total offense . . . saw action in 10-3 loss at #18 Michigan, but had no statistics . . . saw action on special teams in 17-12 loss to #9 Penn State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 26-20 win over Purdue, recording one solo tackle as defense allowed just 33 net rushing yards . . . saw action in 20-0 win at Northwestern, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 64 net rushing yards and 202 yards total offense . . . saw action in 24-22 loss at #16 Wisconsin, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 23-19 win over #7 Minnesota, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 19-10 win over Illinois . . . matched career-high with two tackles vs. Illinois, including one solo tackle and one assist . . . saw action in 27-24 win at Nebraska . . . first career fumble recovery at Nebraska on final play of the game . . . saw action in 49-24 Holiday Bowl win over #22 USC, but had no statistics.

2018 Honors – – Academic All-Big Ten for second year . . . Coaches Appreciation Award, special teams . . . 2018 – – Saw action in all 13 games, recording 11 tackles while playing primarily on special teams . . . saw action in 33-7 win over Northern Illinois, recording one solo tackle as defense allowed just 211yards total offense . . . saw action in 13-3 win over Iowa State, recording one assisted tackle as defense allowed just 19 net rushing yards and 188 yards total offense . . . saw action in 38-14 win over Northern Iowa as defense allowed just six net rushing yards and 222 yards total offense . . . career-best two tackles vs. UNI, including one solo stop and one assist . . . saw action in 28-17 loss to #18 Wisconsin, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 48-31 win at Minnesota, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 86 net rushing yards . . . saw action in 42-16 win at Indiana, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 67 net rushing yards . . . saw action in 23-0 win over Maryland, recording one assisted tackle as defense allowed just 39 offensive plays and 115 yards total offense . . . saw action in 30-24 loss at #17 Penn State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 38-36 loss at Purdue, matching career high with two solo tackles . . . saw action in 14-10 loss to Northwestern, recording one solo tackle . . . saw action in 63-0 win at Illinois, recording one solo tackle and one assist as defense allowed just 216 yards total offense . . . saw action in 31-28 win over Nebraska, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 27-22 Outback Bowl win over #18 Mississippi State, recording one solo tackle.

2017 Honors – – Academic All-Big Ten . . . 2017 – – Did not see action in 24-3 win over Wyoming . . . did not see action in 44-41 OT win at Iowa State . . . did not see action in 31-14 win over North Texas . . . did not see action in 21-19 loss to #4 Penn State . . . did not see action in 17-10 loss at Michigan State . . . did not see action in 45-16 win over Illinois . . . saw first action of career on special teams in 17-10 OT loss at Northwestern, but had no statistics . . . did not see action in 17-10 win over Minnesota . . . did not see action in 55-24 win over #3 Ohio State . . . did not see action in 38-14 loss at #6 Wisconsin . . . saw action on special teams in 24-15 loss to Purdue, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 56-14 win at Nebraska, recording one assisted tackle for first career stop as defense allowed 67 rushing yards and just 267 yards total offense . . . did not see action in 27-20 Pinstripe Bowl win over Boston College.

2016 – – Did not see any game action.

2015 – – Redshirted after joining the program as a walk-on.

High school honors – – District Defensive Player of the Year as a senior . . . selected to compete in Iowa Shrine Bowl, helping South team to 37-24 win . . . earned first-team all-state and all-district honors as a senior . . . Career – –Two-year letterman as defensive back . . . team captain as a senior . . . helped prep reach second round of state playoffs as a junior and third round as a senior . . . recorded 132 tackles and two interceptions as a senior . . . recorded 67 tackles and three interceptions as a junior . . . also earned letters in wrestling (four) and track (two).

Personal – – Born 10/01/96 . . . health and human physiology major . . . parents are Marty and Jim Milani . . . earned academic all-conference recognition . . . one of four players from Iowa City on the Iowa roster . . . high school coach was Garrett Hartwig.