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#43 Josey Jewell

Height 6-2
Weight 225 lbs.
Class Fr.
Hometown Decorah, Iowa
High School Decorah

Hawk-Items – – Led Big Ten in tackles (136) and ranked fourth nationally in tackles per game (11.3) . . . 136 tackles ties for 12th-best single season total at Iowa . . . 126 tackles in 2015 ties as 22nd-best single season total at Iowa . . . 124 tackles in 2016 tied as 27th-best single season total at Iowa . . .one of three Hawkeye players ever to record over 115 tackles in three different seasons . . . 22 career games with 10 or more tackles, including nine games in 2017 . . . ranked second in the Big Ten in tackles in 2016 with 124 after leading the Big Ten in 2015 . . . started 37 consecutive games over the last four seasons before missing game at Northwestern due to injury . . . ranks fourth in career tackles with 437 . . . one of five seniors named to Leadership Group . . . one of seven juniors named to 2016 Leadership Group . . . only sophomore named to 2015 Leadership Group . . . one of two redshirt freshmen named to 2014 Leadership Group . . . only sophomore under Kirk Ferentz to be named permanent team captain.

2017 Honors – – Roy J. Carver Most Valuable Player, defense . . . Permanent Team Captain, defense . . . Hayden Fry Award, defense . . . Iron Hawk Award . . . 2017 Lott IMPACT Trophy . . . recipient of 2017 Jack Lambert Award presented by the Touchdown Club of Columbus . . . unanimous Consensus First Team All-America . . . first team All-America by AFCA, Associated Press, FWAA, Sporting News, Walter Camp, College Sports Madness, CollegeFootballNews.com, ESPN.com, SBNation.com, USA Today, and Phil Steele . . . named Nagurski-Woodson Defensive Player of the Year in the Big Ten Conference . . . Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year by CollegeFootballNews.com . . . named Butkus-Fitzgerald Linebacker of the Year in the Big Ten Conference . . . Academic All-Big Ten for third year . . . first team All-Big Ten by league coaches and media . . . one of five finalists for Bronko Nagurski Trophy . . . one of five players named to Senior CLASS Award first team . . . semifinalist for the Butkus Award and Bednarik Award . . .  Lott IMPACT Trophy national Player of the Week vs. Purdue . . . named midseason first team All-American by ESPN.com, Associated Press, Sporting News, CBSSports.com and the All-American . . . Bronko Nagurski and Bednarik Award national Defensive Player of the Week vs. Penn State . . . named Big Ten Conference Co-Defensive Player of the Week vs. Penn State . . . named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week vs. Penn State by College Sports Madness . . . named Walter Camp, Bednarik Award and Lott IMPACT Trophy national Defensive Player of the Week vs. Wyoming . . . Big Ten Conference and College Sports Madness defensive Player of the Week vs. Wyoming . . . named Big Ten Conference preseason Players to Watch List . . . named to Lott IMPACT Trophy preseason Watch List . . . named to Bednarik Award preseason Watch List . . . named to Bronko Nagurski Trophy preseason Watch List . . . preseason first team All-America by Athlon Sports . . . preseason first team All-Big Ten by Athlon Sports and College Sports Madness . . . 2017 – – Started at middle linebacker in 12 games, missing one game due to injury . . . recorded 136 tackles, including 69 solo stops and 67 assists, with 13.5 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks . . . collected two interceptions, 11 pass break-ups, one forced fumble and one recovered fumble . . . started at middle linebacker in 24-3 win over Wyoming as defense allowed just 233 yards total offense . . . led team with 14 tackles vs. Wyoming, including seven solo stops and seven assists . . . also had 2.5 tackles for loss and two sacks. along with one pass break-up and one QB pressure . . . started at middle linebacker in 44-41 OT win at Iowa State . . . recorded seven tackles at Iowa State, including three solo stops and four assists, along with one pass break-up . . . started at middle linebacker in 31-14 win over North Texas . . . seven tackles vs. North Texas, including four solo stops and three assists . . . started at middle linebacker in 21-19 loss to #4 Penn State . . . matched career-best with 16 tackles vs. Penn State, including 11 solo tackles and five assists . . . also had career-best three tackles for loss and two pass break-ups . . . first interception of the season and 33-yard return led to first Iowa touchdown, and he later added a fumble recovery . . . started at middle linebacker in 17-10 loss at Michigan State . . . matched career-high for second straight week with 16 tackles at MSU, including six solo stops and 10 assists . . . also had three tackles for loss, one sack and one forced fumble . . . started at middle linebacker in 45-16 win over Illinois . . . 10 tackles vs. illinois, with five solo stops and five assists, including one tackle for loss and two pass break-ups . . . did not see action in 17-10 OT loss at Northwestern due to injury . . . started at middle linebacker in 17-10 win over Minnesota as defense allowed just 281 yards total offense . . . 11 tackles vs. Minnesota, including six solo stops and five assists, along with two QB pressures . . . started at middle linebacker in 55-24 win over #3 Ohio State . . . 11 tackles vs. Ohio State, including five solo stops and six assists, along with one pass break-up in the end zone . . . started at middle linebacker in 38-14 loss at #6 Wisconsin . . . led team with 12 tackles at Wisconsin, including seven solo stops and five assists . . . started at middle linebacker in 24-15 loss to Purdue . . . led team with 13 tackles vs. Purdue, including five solo stops and eight assists . . . also recorded three tackles for loss, two sacks and three pass break-ups . . . started at middle linebacker in 56-14 win at Nebraska as defense allowed 67 rushing yards and just 267 yards total offense . . . led team with eight tackles at Nebraska, including five solo stops and three assists . . . also had second pass interception of the season, three pass break-ups and one tackle for loss . . . started at middle linebacker in 27-20 Pinstirpe Bowl win over Boston College as defense allowed just 21 net rushing yards and 102 yards total offfense in the second half . . . 11 tackles vs. Boston College, including five solo stops and six assists.

2016 Honors – – Fourth team All-America by Phil Steele, SB Nation and Athlon Sports . . . one of five finalists for Butkus Award . . . Permanent Team Captain, defense. . . Most Valuable Player, defense . . . Hayden Fry Award, defense . . . Iron Hawk Award . . . Players’ Choice Award, defense . . . Academic All-Big Ten (third year) . . . second team All-Big Ten by Associated Press, Big Ten coaches and media, Athlon Sports, and Phil Steele . . . 2016 Preseason Honors – – Named to preseason Watch List for Bronko Nagurski Trophy, Butkus Award, and Rotary Lombardi Award . . . preseason third team All-America by Athlon Sports . . . preseason second team All-Big Ten by Athlon Sports . . . preseason third team All-Big Ten by College Sports Madness . . . 2016 – – Started all 13 games at middle linebacker . . . led team with 124 tackles, including 58 solo stops and 66 assists . . . also had six tackles for loss, two sacks, nine pass break-ups, five QB pressures, one forced fumble and one blocked field gal . . . started at middle linebacker in 45-21 win over Miami, recording one assisted tackle before leaving the game in the first quarter . . . started at middle linebacker in 42-3 win over Iowa State as defense allowed just 291 yards total offense . . . led team with five solo tackles and four assists vs. ISU, including one tackle for loss and one QB pressure . . . started at middle linebacker in 23-21 loss to North Dakota State . . . recorded 11 tackles vs. NDSU, including three solo stops and eight assists, along with one pass break-up and one QB pressure . . . started at middle linebacker in 14-7 win at Rutgers as defense allowed just one touchdown . . . recorded 12 tackles at Rutgers, including eight solo stops and four assists, a shared tackle for loss and one QB pressure . . . started at middle linebacker in 38-31 loss to Northwestern . . . career-best 16 tackles vs. Northwestern, including six solo stops and 10 assists, 1.5 tackles for loss, a shared sack and one pass break-up . . . started at middle linebacker in 14-7 win at Minnesota at defense allowed just 102 net rushing yards and 268 yards total offense . . . recorded three solo tackles and two assists at Minnesota, with one tackle for loss and one pass break-up . . . started at middle linebacker in 49-35 win at Purdue, recording four solo tackles and three assists as defense allowed just 47 net rushing yards . . . started at middle linebacker in 17-9 loss to #10 Wisconsin . . . matched career-high with 16 tackles vs. Wisconsin, including six solo stops and 10 assists . . . forced fumble at the goalline to stop a Wisconsin scoring threat, while recording one pass break-up and one QB pressure . . . started  at middle linebacker in 41-14 loss at #12 Penn State . . . recorded 10 tackles at PSU, including five solo tackles and five assists . . . also had a shared tackle for loss, the first blocked field goal of his career and one pass break-up . . . started at middle linebacker in 14-13 win over #2 Michigan as defense allowed just 201 yards total offense . . . recorded eight tackles vs. Michigan, including four solo stops and four assists . . . also had a shared tackle for loss . . . started at middle linebacker in 28-0 win at Illinois as defense allowed just 61 net rushing yards and 198 yards total offense . . . 10 tackles at Illinois, including three solo stops and seven assists, along with one shared tackle for loss . . . started at middle linebacker in 40-10 win over #15 Nebraska, as defense allowed just 90 net rushing yards and 217 yards total offense . . . recorded nine tackles vs. Nebraska, including three solo stops and six assists, along with career-best three pass break-ups and one QB pressure . . . started at middle linebacker in 30-3 Outback loss to #17 Florida . . . led team with 10 tackles vs. Florida, including eight solo stops . . . also had one sack and one pass brea-up.

2015 Honors – – Permanent Team Captain, defense . . . “Extra Heartbeat” Award, defense . . . Players Choice Award, defense . . . Team Hustle Award, defense . . . Academic All-Big Ten . . . second team All-Big Ten by league coaches and media, Associated Press and Phil Steele . . . 2015 – – Started all 14 games at middle linebacker . . . led team with 126 tackles, ranked second with four interceptions and tied for second with 7.5 tackles for loss . . . started at middle linebacker in 31-14 win over Illinois State as defense allowed 35 net rushing yards and 231 yards total offense . . . recorded one solo tackle and four assists vs. Illinois State, including one shared tackle for loss . . . started at middle linebacker in 31-17 win at Iowa State as defense allowed no points and just 66 yards total offense in the second half . . . recorded seven tackles at ISU, including four solo stops and three assists . . . started at middle linebacker in 27-24 win over Pitt as defense allowed just 55 net rushing yards and 282 yards total offense . . . recorded seven tackles vs. Pitt, including four solo stops and three assists . . . started at middle linebacker in 62-16 win over North Texas . . . recorded nine tackles vs. North Texas, including four solo stops and five assists . . . collected first career interception vs. North Texas, returning the theft for a 34-yard touchdown . . . started at middle linebacker in 10-6 win at Wisconsin as defense allowed no touchdowns and just 320 yards total offense . . . recorded 10 tackles at Wisconsin, including three solo stops and seven assists, along with a shared tackle for loss . . . started at middle linebacker in 29-20 win over Illinois as defense allowed just 46 net rushing yards . . . recorded 12 tackles vs. Illinois, including five solo stops and seven assists, a shared tackle for loss and a pass break-up . . . recovered fourth quarter fumble that led to Iowa’s final points of the game . . . started at middle linebacker in 40-10 win at Northwestern as defense allowed just 51 net rushing yards and 198 yards total offense . . . recorded six tackles at Northwestern, including four solo stops and two assists . . . collected 2.5 tackles for loss, including two QB sacks, while also forcing a fumble that was recovered by Iowa . . . started at middle linebacker in 31-15 win over Maryland . . . recorded four solo tackles and two assists vs. Maryland, along with one pass break-up . . . started at middle linebacker in 35-27 win at Indiana . . . career-best 15 tackles at Indiana, including 11 solo stops and four assists . . . added one tackle for loss and two pass break-ups . . . started at middle linebacker in 40-35 win over Minnesota . . . recorded 13 tackles vs. Minnesota, including five solo stops and career-best eight assists, with one QB sack and one pass break-up . . . started at middle linebacker in 40-20 win over Purdue . . . started at middle linebacker in 40-20 win over Purdue . . . recorded five solo tackles and seven assists vs. Purdue, with a shared tackle for loss and one pass break-up . . . started at middle linebacker in 28-20 win at Nebraska . . . recorded four solo stops and five assists at Nebraska, with one tackle for loss . . . recorded second interception of the season in the fourth quarter, with a 25-yard return . . . started at middle linebacker in 16-13 loss to Michigan State . . . recorded eight tackles vs. MSU, including four solo stops and four assists . . . also had third interception of the season, leading to an Iowa field goal, and two QB pressures . . . started at middle linebacker in 45-16 Rose Bowl loss to Stanford . . . recorded seven tackles vs. Stanford, including four solo tackles and three assists . . . recorded interception in the endzone to stop a Stanford scoring threat, his third interception in as many games.

2014 Honors – – Iowa Most Valuable Player in 2015 TaxSlayer Bowl . . . named to BTN’s All-Big Ten post-season team after recording 14 tackles in bowl game . . . Academic All-Big Ten . . . 2014 – – Saw action in 11 games, starting the last four games of the season . . . missed opening two games of the season due to injury . . . recorded 51 tackles, including 22 solo stops and 29 assists, with one tackle for loss . . . saw first action of career in 20-17 loss to Iowa State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 24-20 win at Pittsburgh, recording two assisted tackles as defense allowed just three points in the second half . . . saw action in 24-10 win at Purdue as defense allowed just 156 yards total offense . . . recorded one solo stop and one assist at Purdue, including one QB sack for minus 11 yards . . . saw action in 45-29 win over Indiana, recording one assisted tackle . . . saw action in 38-31 loss at Maryland, recording two assisted tackles . . . saw action in 48-7 win over Northwestern as defense allowed just 180 yards total offense . . . recorded career-best six tackles vs. Northwestern, including three solo stops and three assists . . . saw action in loss at Minnesota . . . recorded career-high nine tackles at Minnesota, including four solo tackles and five assists . . . earned first career start at weakside linebacker in 30-14 win at Illinois as defense allowed just 88 net rushing yards and 235 yards total offense . . . recorded five tackles at Illinois, including three solo tackles and two assists . . . started at weakside linebacker in 26-24 loss to No. 14 Wisconsin, recording three assisted tackles . . . started at weakside linebacker in 37-34 overtime loss to Nebraska . . . recorded seven tackles vs. Nebraska, including four solo tackles and three assists . . . started at weakside linebacker in TaxSlayer Bowl loss to Tennessee . . . collected career-high 14 tackles vs. Tennessee, including seven solo tackles and seven assists.

2013 Honors – – Team Leader Award, Defense . . . 2013 – – Redshirted.

High school honors – – Named to Des Moines Register Elite all-state first team and first team all-state by Iowa Newspaper Association as a senior . . . first team all-state as a junior . . . named as all-area Player of the Year by Cedar Rapids Gazette/KCRG-TV as a senior . . . first team all-district as a junior and senior . . . second team all-district as a sophomore . . . Career – – Three-year letterman as linebacker and running back . . . helped prep team post 34-6 record in three seasons . . . team reached state playoffs as a sophomore, was state runner-up as a junior and won state title with perfect 14-0 record as a senior . . . recorded 62 solo tackles and 38 assists as a senior, with one interception and two recovered fumbles . . . 86 solo tackles and 58 assists as a junior, with one interception and one fumble recovery . . . 42 solo stops and 24 assists as a sophomore, with one interception . . . career totals include 190 solo tackles and 120 assists . . . as a senior rushed 166 times for 1,314 yards and 21 touchdowns, along with 11 receptions for 91 yards and 15 punt returns for 250 yards and a touchdown . . . 150 rushing attempts for 1,475 yards and 18 touchdowns as a junior, with six receptions for 43 yards and one touchdown . . . gained 451 rushing yards and scored three touchdowns on 96 carries as a sophomore . . . football team captain as a senior . . . also competed in basketball, baseball and track throughout prep career . . . all-conference and all-district in discus as sophomore and junior . . . placed 18th in discus at state championships as a junior . . . all-conference in shuttle hurdle relay as a junior, placing 12th at state meet . . . first team all-conference and third team all-state in baseball as a junior as prep team finished as state runner-up.

Personal – – Born 12/25/94 . . . environmental studies/business major . . . parents are Paula and Bobby Jewell . . . member of National Honor Society . . . earned academic all-district recognition as a junior and senior . . . high school coach was Bill Post.