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#14 Kyle Groeneweg

Height 5-10
Weight 186 lbs.
Class Jr.
Hometown Inwood, Iowa
High School West Lyon
Previous School University of Sioux Falls

2018 Honors – – Academic All-Big Ten . . . second-team All-Big Ten punt return specialist by Phil Steele . . . Reggie Roby Special Teams Award, overall . . . Team Hustle Award, offense . . . 2018 – – Ranked second in the Big Ten and 19th in the nation with 9.9 yard average on 24 punt returns . . . saw action in 33-7 win over Northern Illinois as offense gained 209 net rushing yards . . . had no receptions in opening win . . . totaled five punt returns for 42 yards, with a long of 12 yards . . . saw action in 13-3 win over Iowa State . . . one reception for five yards vs. ISU, along with one punt return for one yard . . . saw action in 38-14 win over Northern Iowa as offense gained 545 yards total offense . . . one rushing attempt for 11 yards vs. UNI, along with two punt returns, although penalty nullfied longest return of the season . . . saw action in 28-17 loss to #18 Wisconsin . . . two punt returns for 35 yards vs. Wisconsin, with a long of 23 yards . . . also one kickoff return for 19 yards and one rushing attempt for three yards vs. the Badgers . . . saw action in 48-31 win at Minnesota, but had no statistics as offense gained 420 yards total offense . . . saw action in 42-16 win at Indiana at offense gained 479 yards total offense . . . one kickoff return for 35 yards and one punt return for five yards 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 . . . two punt returns for six yards at Penn State . . . saw action at wide receiver in 38-36 loss at Purdue . . . one reception for 18 yards at Purdue . . . career-best 38 yard punt return at Purdue . . . saw action in 14-10 loss to Northwestern . . . two punt returns for -1 yard vs. Northwestern . . . saw action in 63-0 win at Illinois as offense gained 400 yards total offense . . . one reception for 14 yards at Illinois . . . six punt returns for 103 yards at Illinois, including a 61-yard touchdown for Iowa’s first punt return score in two years . . . saw action in 31-28 win over Nebraska as offense rushed for 226 yards and gained 419 yards total offense . . . one reception for 10 yards and one punt return for seven yards vs. Nebraska . . . saw action in 27-22 Outback Bowl win over #18 Mississippi State, recording one punt return for four yards.

2017 Honors – – Team Leader Award, offense . . . Team Leader Award, special teams . . . 2017 – – Sat out 2017 season after transferring from University of Sioux Falls.

Career – – Played in 36 games . . . totals include 36 receptions for 635 yards and six TDs . . . also had 12 carries for 88 rushing yards . . . returned 38 punts for 508 yards . . . accumulated 50 kickoff returns for 1,282 yards and two touchdowns (25.6 average) . . . scored eight career touchdowns, including six by reception and two by kickoff return (long of 99 yards vs. Wayne State, 11/3/15) . . . totaled 2,513 all-purpose yards (88 rushing, 635 receiving, 508 punt return, and 1,282 kickoff return) . . . earned NSIC first team honors and was named to Don Hansen Super Region 3 third team honors in 2016.

2016 Honors – – Named All-NSIC first-team as a return specialist for NSIC champions . . . named third-team on the Don Hansen All Super Region 3 squad . . . named Special Teams Player of the Year . . . 2016 – – Totaled 24 receptions for 402 yards and five touchdowns . . . averaged 16.8 yards per reception and 30.9 yards per game . . . ranked seventh in NCAA DII and first in the NSIC in combined returns with 891 kick and punt return yards . . . ranked sixth in the NSIC and 42nd nationally in kick returns with 25.5 average . . . totaled 23 KO returns for 587 yards (45.2 yards per game) . . . recorded 23 punt returns for 304 yards 13.2 yards per return) to lead the NSIC and rank 16th in NCAA DII . . . rushed seven times for 77 yards, with a long of 26 yards vs. Upper Iowa . . . season-best five receptions for 43 yards vs. Southwest Minnesota State . . . had a season and career-best 108 receiving yards vs. Upper Iowa . . . recorded a career-high 237 all-purpose yards vs. Upper Iowa, with season best 26 rushing yards, 108 receiving yards, 39 kick return yards and 64 punt return yards . . . had a 39-yard touchdown reception vs. St. Cloud State . . . hauled in 56-yard touchdown reception against Augustana in Key to the City victory . . . two touchdown receptions, including a career-best 74 yard reception against Upper Iowa . . . also hauled in a 28-yard touchdown reception in second round NCAA DII playoff loss to Harding . . . registered season-high 182 yards in returns vs. Concordia St. Paul, including season-high of six punt returns for 120 yards . . . in same game vs CSP had season-best 53-yard punt return along with 55-yard kickoff return . . . six times had a kick return of more than 30 yards . . . recorded a season-high 96 yards in kickoff returns, including a season-best 62-yard return, against Bemidji State . . . recorded a 51-yard return vs. Harding in second round of playoffs.

2015 – – Played in 12 games . . . caught six passes for 168 yards (28 yards per catch) . . . had two carries for 17 yards . . . returned 24 kickoffs for 654 yards and two touchdowns . . . his two kick return touchdowns ranked second in NSIC and third in Division II . . . had a return of 99 yards vs. Wayne State . . . also returned 14 punts for 193 yards, with a best of 42 yards vs. Upper Iowa . . . combined kick return yardage ranked third in NSIC and 13th in Division II . . . had four kick returns for 146 yards, including an 88-yard touchdown, vs. Upper Iowa . . . named NSIC Special Teams Player of the Week after returning kickoff for a school record 99-yard touchdown and compiling 183 yards in punt and kickoff returns against Wayne State.

2014 – – Played in 10 games for 11-1 nationally ranked team . . . caught seven passes for 65 yards, with a long of 33 yards . . . one punt return for 11 yards . . . also had three kickoff returns for 41 yards, including a long of 28.

High School Honors – – Starred for state champion West Lyon HS football team in 2013, leading squad to 14-0 record . . . two catches for 41 yards in a 49-7 win over Brooklyn BGM in 2013 state title game . . . West Lyon posted 46-7 record in his career, also winning state title in 2010 . . . as a senior had 62 rushes for 475 yards and 12 touchdowns, with 18 receptions for 381 yards and six touchdowns . . . recorded three interceptions and 21 tackles on defense . . . as return specialist had seven kickoff returns for 178 yards and eight punt returns for 134 yards and one touchdown . . . during final three years had 213 rushing attempts for 1,325 yards and 17 touchdowns . . . also had 28 receptions for 543 yards and eight touchdowns . . . also had 32 returns (punts or kickoffs) for 624 yards and one touchdown . . . also participated in basketball, track, and baseball.

Personal – – Born 11/1/95 . . . business management major . . . parents are Pam and Bill Groeneweg . . . attended same high school as DB Brandon Snyder . . . high school coach was Jay Roseboom.