2019 Honors – – Academic All-Big Ten . . . 2019 – – Saw action in 10 games, recording one solo tackle and two assists, including 1.5 tackles for loss and one sack . . . 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, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 125 yards total offense . . . did not see action in 18-17 win at Iowa State . . . saw action in 48-3 win over Middle Tennessee, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 216 yards total offense . . . did not see action in 10-3 loss at #18 Michigan . . . saw action in 17-12 loss to #9 Penn State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 26-20 win over Purdue as defense allowed just 33 net rushing yards . . . one solo tackle vs. Purdue, which was his first career tackle, first career sack and Iowa’s only sack of the game . . . 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, recording one assisted tackle . . . did not see action in 27-24 win at Nebraska . . . saw action in 49-24 Holiday Bowl win over #22 USC, recording one assisted tackle for loss, as defense allowed just 22 net rushing yards.
2018 – – Redshirted . . . did not see any game action.
High school honors — Named to Des Moines Register Elite Eight all-state team as a senior . . . named first-team all-state by Des Moines Register and Iowa Newspaper Association (INA) as a senior . . . named INA first-team all-state team as a junior . . . first-team all-district as a junior and senior . . . Career — Three-year football letterman . . . member of prep team that posted 37-2 record over three years, winning three straight state championships . . . recorded 21.5 tackles as a senior, with 16 solo stops and 5.5 assists, including 11 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks . . . also had six receptions on offense for 59 yards . . . totaled 27 tackles as a junior, including 23 solo stops and four assists, with 12 tackles for loss, one fumble recovery, and one five-yard interception return for a touchdown . . . recorded 8.5 tackles as a sophomore, with three tackles for loss and one sack . . . team captain as a senior . . . also letter in soccer and basketball, earning second-team all-conference honors in basketball as a junior.
Personal — Born Oct. 27, 1999 . . . management major . . . member of National Honor Society . . . earned academic recognition four straight years as a prep . . . parents are Julie and Brian Waggoner . . . high school coach was Tom Wilson.