Hawk-Items – – Led Big Ten in receiving yards per game (101.2), ranked second in receptions per game (6.3) and sixth in all-purpose yards (106.7) in 2011 . . . holds school records for receiving yards in a season (1,315) and career (2,861) and single-season (12) and career touchdown receptions (28) . . . tied single-season reception mark with 82 catches in 2011 and ranks second in career receptions (170) . . . ranks 11th in career scoring (168) . . . 1,315 receiving yards in 2011 ranks seventh-best all-time in the Big Ten Conference and his 28 career scoring receptions ranks 10th-best in league history . . . had eight receiving touchdowns in both 2009 and 2010 . . . 184 receiving yards (six receptions) vs. Indiana in 2011 ranks as eighth-best total in school history . . . holds three of the 10 longest scoring receptions in school history (92, 88, 80 yards) . . . has at least one reception in final 32 games of career . . . one of four seniors named to 2011 Leadership Group . . . one of four juniors named to 2010 Leadership Group . . . one of four sophomores named to 2009 Leadership Group . . . one of two redshirt freshmen named to 2008 Leadership Group . . . only true freshman named to 2007 Leadership Group . . . practiced and played as a wide receiver in 2008 after previously playing quarterback . . . selected to participate in Senior Bowl.
2011 Honors – – Named Richter-Howard Wide Receiver of the Year in the Big Ten . . . third team All-America by Phil Steele . . . honorable mention All-America by Pro Football Weekly . . . first team all-Big Ten by both league coaches and media . . . first team all-Big Ten by College Football Madness and Phil Steele . . . Roy J. Carver Most Valuable Player, Offense . . . Permanent Team Captain, Offense . . . national Wide Receiver of the Week by College Football Performance Awards in wins over Indiana and Purdue . . . Big Ten co-Offensive Player of the Week vs. Indiana . . . candidate for Wide Receiver Performance of the Year for his play in win over Indiana . . . honorable mention Wide Receiver of the Week by College Football Performance Awards vs. Tennessee Tech. 2011 Preseason Honors – – Named to Biletnikoff Award preseason Watch List . . . named to CFPA preseason Watch List for Wide Receiver Trophy . . . fourth team preseason All-America by Phil Steele[apos]s College Football . . . first team preseason All-Big Ten by Phil Steele[apos]s College Football . . . Second team preseason all-Big Ten by Athlon Sports . . . 2011 – – started all 13 games at wide receiver . . . led team in receiving with 82 receptions for 1,315 yards and 12 touchdowns, while also rushing six times for 58 yards . . . started at split end in 34-9 opening win over Tennessee Tech . . . led team with six receptions for 140 yards and two touchdowns in opening win . . . scoring catches of 88 and 19 yards, with 88-yarder ranking as sixth longest in Iowa history . . . two scoring receptions in a game for third time in career . . . started at split end in triple-overtime loss at Iowa State . . . four receptions for 61 yards at ISU, including 29-yard reception that led to fourth quarter touchdown and 24-17 advantage . . . started at split end in 31-27 win over Pittsburgh as offense gained 475 yards total offense . . . career-high eight receptions for 112 yards vs. Pitt . . . started at split end in 45-17 win over Louisiana-Monroe as offense gained 453 yards total offense . . . collected seven receptions for 100 yards and two touchdowns vs. ULM, reaching 100 receiving yards for third time in four games . . . had scoring receptions of 13 and 17 yards . . . started at split end in 13-3 loss at Penn State . . . led team with four receptions for 73 yards at PSU, with a long of 25 yards . . . started at split end in 41-31 win over Northwestern as offense gained 379 yards total offense . . . recorded six receptions for 87 yards vs. Northwestern, including 35-yard scoring reception in fourth quarter to tie Iowa career record for scoring receptions (21) . . . also credited with 14 yard KO return that led to final touchdown following Northwestern onside kick attempt . . . started at wide receiver in 45-24 win over Indiana as offense gained 456 yards total offense . . . led all receivers with six receptions for 184 yards and three touchdowns vs. Hoosiers, setting school record for career touchdown receptions . . . scoring receptions covered 80, 24 and 29 yards, all in the first half . . . 184 yards ranks as eighth best single-game total at Iowa, while that total and three scores are career-bests . . . started at wide receiver in 22-21 loss at Minnesota as offense gained 446 yards total offense . . . seven receptions for 101 yards and a touchdown at Minnesota, the score coming on a 12-yard reception . . . also had one rushing attempt for 19 yards at Minnesota . . . started at wide receiver in 24-16 win over 13th-ranked Michigan . . . career-best nine receptions for 101 yards vs. Wolverines, surpassing 100 receiving yards for the fourth straight game and seventh time in nine games . . . also had one rushing attempt for seven yards . . . started at wide receiver in 37-21 loss to Michigan State . . . eight receptions for 130 yards and one touchdown vs. MSU, along with two rushing attempts for 27 yards . . . three-yard scoring reception came on fourth down attempt . . . 48-yard reception in second half to become career leader in receiving yardage . . . started at wide receiver in 31-21 win at Purdue as offense gained 408 yards total offense . . . matched career-high with nine receptions at Purdue, gaining 151 yards and scoring on receptions of 26 and 51 yards . . . also had one rushing attempt for five yards . . . started at wide receiver in 20-7 loss at Nebraska, recording four receptions for 29 yards while extending streak to 31 games with at least one reception . . . started at wide receiver in 31-14 loss to Oklahoma in Insight Bowl, catching at least one pass in 32nd straight game . . . four receptions for 46 yards in Insight Bowl vs. Oklahoma, to tie single-season record with 82 receptions.
2010 Honors – – Second team all-Big Ten by league coaches and second team and honorable mention by league media . . . second team all-Big Ten by Phil Steele[apos]s College Football . . . 2010 – – started all 13 games at wide receiver . . . led team in receptions (53) and yards (861) and was second in touchdown receptions (8) . . . started at wide receiver in 37-7 opening win over Eastern Illinois as offense gained 435 yards total offense . . . two receptions for 18 yards and one rushing attempt for five yards in opening win . . . started at wide receiver in 35-7 win over Iowa State as offense gained 479 yards total offense . . . two receptions for 75 yards vs. ISU, with a long of 66 yards to set up an Iowa touchdown . . . started at wide receiver in 34-27 loss at Arizona . . . three receptions for 66 yards at Arizona, including 18-yard scoring reception in fourth quarter for 10th career receiving touchdown . . . started at wide receiver in 45-0 win over Ball State, collecting three receptions for 23 yards as offense gained 562 yards total offense . . . started at wide receiver in 24-3 win over Penn State . . . led team with five catches for 93 yards vs. Penn State, with a long of 24 yards . . . started at wide receiver in 38-28 win at Michigan . . . four receptions for 78 yards at Michigan, including key 17-yard gain late in game that led to final field goal . . . started at wide receiver in 31-30 loss to Wisconsin . . . led team with career-best seven receptions for 70 yards vs. Badgers, including six-yard scoring reception to give Iowa a 27-24 advantage in fourth quarter . . . started at wide receiver in 37-6 win over fifth-ranked Michigan State . . . two receptions for 39 yards vs. MSU, including 22-yard touchdown . . . started at wide receiver in 18-13 win at Indiana as offense gained 445 yards total offense . . . led receivers at Indiana with six receptions for 126 yards and a touchdown . . . scored on 52-yard reception with 2:50 remaining in the game to give Iowa final advantage vs. Hoosiers . . . started at wide receiver in 21-17 loss at Northwestern . . . led team with seven receptions vs. Wildcats, matching career-high . . . had 72 receiving yards, including a five-yard scoring reception to give Iowa a third quarter lead . . . started at wide receiver in 20-17 loss to Ohio State . . . matched-career high with seven receptions vs. OSU, good for 92 yards and one touchdown . . . 19-yard scoring reception gave Iowa 7-0 advantage in first quarter . . . started at wide receiver in 27-24 loss at Minnesota . . . three receptions for 46 yards at Minnesota, including 18-yard scoring reception in fourht quarter to give Iowa a 24-20 advantage . . . started at wide receiver in 27-24 Insight Bowl win over 12th-ranked Missouri . . . two receptions for 63 yards vs. Missouri, including 49-yard reception on opening drive that led to first Iowa touchdown.
2009 Honors – – Honorable mention all-America by Pro Football Weekly . . . coaches Appreciation Award, Offense. 2009 – – Played in 12 games, with five starts . . . concluded season with 34 catches for 674 yards and team-best eight touchdowns . . . started at wide receiver in 17-16 win over Northern Iowa . . . recorded five receptions for 48 yards vs. UNI . . . started at wide receiver in 35-3 win at Iowa State as offense gained 426 yards total offense . . . had one reception for 23 yards at ISU . . . saw action in 27-17 win over Arizona as offense maintained 37:56 in time of possession . . . had two receptions for 50 yards, including career-long 34 yard reception to set up second period touchdown to give Iowa a 14-10 advantage . . . also had 16-yard reception on third down in opening touchdown drive . . . saw action in 21-10 win at Penn State, but had no statistics . . . started at wide receiver in 24-21 win over Arkansas State as offense gained 420 yards total offense . . . had career-best 121 receiving yards on four receptions, with touchdown catches of 41 and 43 yards . . . scoring receptions were first of his career . . . also had 37-yard reception that led to final Iowa field goal . . . started at wide receiver in 30-28 win over Michigan . . . three receptions for 36 yards vs. Wolverines, with a best of 22 yards . . . did not play in 20-10 win at Wisconsin due to injury . . . saw limited action in 15-13 win at Michigan State . . . had two receptions for 23 yards and a touchdown vs. MSU, including game-winning seven-yard scoring catch on the final play of the game . . . also had 16-yard reception on first play of final scoring drive . . . saw action in 42-24 win over Indiana as offense gained 480 yards total offense . . . led team with four receptions for 155 yards and one score vs. Indiana, including 92-yard scoring reception in fourth period, the fourth longest pass play in school history . . . saw action in 17-10 loss to Northwestern . . . two receptions for 91 yards vs. Wildcats, including 74-yard scoring reception on third play of the game . . . saw action in 27-24 overtime loss at Ohio State . . . led team with career-best six catches for 78 yards and two touchdowns . . . nine-yard scoring reception tied game in third period and 10-yard touchdown grab tied game with 2:42 remaining to force overtime . . . also had 33-yard scoring reception on third quarter touchdown drive . . . saw action in 12-0 win over Minnesota . . . one reception for 28 yards vs. Gophers . . . started at wide receiver in 24-14 Orange Bowl win over Georgia Tech as offense gained 403 yards total offense . . . had four receptions for 21 yards vs. Georgia Tech, including four-yard scoring reception in first period for first points of the game.
2008 – – Listed as third team quarterback following spring practice . . . did not see action in opening win over Maine . . . saw first career action in 42-0 win over Florida International as offense rushed for 241 yards and gained 512 yards total offense . . . had one rushing attempt for no gain vs. FIU and completed 1-3 passes for 10 yards, with one interception . . . did not see action in 17-5 win over Iowa State . . . did not see action in 21-20 loss at Pittsburgh . . . did not see action in 22-17 loss to Northwestern . . . did not see action in 16-13 loss at Michigan State . . . saw action in 45-9 win at Indiana as offense rushed for 227 yards and gained 422 yards total offense . . . had first pass reception of career for 11 yards to convert a fourth down against the Hoosiers . . . saw action in 38-16 win over Wisconsin as offense gained 254 rushing yards, but had no statistics . . . did not see action in 27-24 loss at Illinois . . . did not see action in 24-23 win over third ranked Penn State . . . did not see action in 22-17 win over Purdue . . . did not see action in 55-0 wn at Minnesota due to injury . . . did not see action in 31-10 Outback Bowl win over South Carolina.
2007 Honors – – Team Leader Award, offense . . . 2007 – – Redshirted.
High school honors – – First team all-state as a senior . . . two-time second team all-conference . . . Suburban Journal Athlete of the Year . . . second team all-state as a junior . . . earned honorable mention all-conference laurels as a sophomore . . . Career – – career totals include 196-375 passing for 3,308 passing yards and 31 touchdowns, with 10 interceptions . . . ran for 337 yards and eight touchdowns . . . threw for 1,605 yards and 15 touchdowns on 90-162 passing as a senior, with six interceptions . . . also ran for 248 yards and six touchdowns . . . passed for 1,239 yards and completed 79-157 attempts for 12 touchdowns and four interceptions as a junior . . . installed as the starting quarterback six games into his junior year, and led team to six-consecutive wins to take prep team to the state championship game . . . nominated for the Army vs. Navy all-star game . . . also lettered in basketball and baseball . . . drew interest as a collegiate basketball player as well, and was nominated for the McDonald[apos]s all-American game.
Personal – – Born 7/4/89 . . . Interdepartmental Studies major . . . parents are Anita and Marvin McNutt . . . one of three players from St. Louis area on Iowa roster . . . high school coach was John Pukala.
Career Passing Bests Attempts: 3 vs. FL International, 9/06/08 Completions: 1 vs. FL International, 9/06/08 Yards: 10 vs. FL International, 9/06/08 Long: 10 vs. FL International, 9/06/08 Career Receiving Bests Receptions: 9 , twice, last at Purdue, 11/19/11 Yards: 184 vs. Indiana, 10/22/11 Touchdowns: 3 vs. Indiana, 10/22/11 Long 92 vs. Indiana, 10/31/09