University of Iowa Athletics
QB

#4 Nate Stanley

Height 6-5
Weight 212 lbs.
Class Fr.
Hometown Menomonie, Wis.
High School Menomonie

Hawk-Item – – One of two Iowa quarterbacks to post 3-0 record in bowl games . . . started all 39 games (27-12) over past three seasons, which ranks fourth nationally among quarterbacks, with Iowa averaging over 28 points per game . . . ranks second in career touchdown passes with 68 . . . ranks second in career passing yards (8,302) and third in total offense (8,197) . . . ranks second in career pass attempts and completions (673-1,155) . . . 10 career games with three or more touchdown passes . . . career-high six touchdown passes at Indiana in 2018 . . . 14 touchdown passes in four-game stretch matches best four-game total in school history . . . surpassed 300 passing yards for fifth time in career vs. Illinois in 2019 (at Iowa State, 2017, Northern Iowa, 2018, at Minnesota, 2018, at Indiana, 2018) . . . tied Kinnick Stadium record with five touchdown passes vs. Ohio State in 2017 . . . one of two Iowa quarterbacks to have three career games with five or more passing touchdowns (Chuck Long) . . . only Iowa quarterback to have two five passing touchdown games in the same season (2017) . . . set Iowa bowl record for longest pass and longest touchdown pass with 75-yard touchdown in 2019 Outback Bowl win over #18 Mississippi State . . . ranked second in the Big Ten and 22nd nationally in touchdown passes (26) in 2018 . . . ranked fifth in the Big Ten in pass efficiency (136.5), passing yards (2,852) and yards per attempt (7.2) . . . 52 touchdown passes in two seasons (26 in both 2017 and 2018) rank as the best in school history over a two-year period . . . . . . 26 touchdown passes in 2017 ranked third in the Big Ten and 21st nationally . . . 26 touchdown passes in 2017 and 2018 rank as second-best single season total at Iowa . . . 2,951 passing yards in 2019 ranks sixth best in single season . . . 2,852 passing yards in 2018 ranks eighth best in single season . . . 2,958 yards total offense in 2019 ranks seventh best in single season . . . 2,856 yards total offense in 2018 ranks 10th best in single season, while his 2,322 yards total offense in 2017 ranks 20th . . . one of 10 true freshmen to see action in 2016 . . . one of four sophomores named to 2017 Leadership Group . . . one of five juniors named to 2018 Leadership Group . . . member of 2019 Leadership Group . . . earned Dean’s List recognition, fall, 2018, spring, 2019, and fall, 2019.

2019 Honors – – Permanent Team Captain, offense, becoming second player in program history to serve as three-year permanent captain . . . Academic All-Big Ten for third year . . . honorable mention All-Big Ten by league coaches . . . Big Ten Conference Sportsmanship Award . . . Roy Carver Most Valuable Player Award, offense . . . Hayden Fry Award, offense . . . one of 10 senior quarterbacks named as finalists for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award . . . named to Walter Camp and CFPA preseason Player of the Year Watch List . . . named to preseason Watch Lists for Maxwell Award and O’Brien Award . . . preseason third-team All-Big Ten by Phil Steele . . . preseason fourth-team All-Big Ten by Athlon Sports . . . 2019 – – Started all 13 games at quarterback . . . completed 237-399 pass attempts for 2,951 yards and 16 touchdowns, with seven interceptions . . . scored one rushing touchdown . . . started at quarterback in 38-14 win over Miami as offense gained 213 net rushing yards and 465 yards total offense . . . completed 21-30 pass attempts for 252 yards and three touchdowns vs. Miami, with no interceptions . . . scoring strikes covered nine, nine and six yards . . . rushed five times for 20 yards, including a career-long of 16 yards . . . started at quarterback in 30-0 win over Rutgers as offense gained 438 yards total offense . . . completed 16-28 pass attempts for 236 yards and three touchdowns, with no interceptions . . . scoring strikes covered 58, seven and 23 yards . . . also rushed five times for nine yards . . . started at quarterback in 18-17 win at Iowa State . . . completed 22-35 passes for 201 yards, with no interceptions . . . also rushed for 11 yards, including one-yard touchdown to give Iowa a 15-14 advantage . . . started at quarterback in 48-3 win over Middle Tennessee as offense gained 644 yards total offense . . . completed 17-25 passes for 276 yards and two touchdowns, with no interceptions . . . scoring strikes covered 18 and 10 yards . . . started at quarterback in 10-3 loss at #18 Michigan . . . completed 23-42 passes for 260 yards at Michigan, with three interceptions . . . started at quarterback and played every offensive down in 17-12 loss to #9 Penn State . . . completed 25-43 pass attempts for 286 yards and one touchdown vs. PSU, with one interception . . . scoring strike covered 33 yards, while longest completion went for 36 yards . . . started at quarterback and played every offensive down in 26-20 win over Purdue . . . completed 23-33 pass attempts for 260 yards, with one interception . . . rushed six times for nine yards . . . made solo tackle in the red zone to stop a touchdown following only interception vs. Purdue . . . started at quarterback and played every offensive down in 20-0 win at Northwestern . . . completed 12-26 attempts for 179 yards and one touchdown at Northwestern, with no interceptions . . . 50-yard scoring strike for first touchdown of the game . . . started at quarterback and played every offensive down in 24-22 loss at #16 Wisconsin . . . completed 17-28 pass attempts for 208 yard and two touchdowns at Wisconsin, with no interceptions . . . completed three-yard scoring pass early in the fourth quarter before connecting on 75-yard touchdown pass to close the deficit to 24-22 with 3:12 remaining in the game . . . 75-yard scoring strike matches longest of his career . . . started at quarterback and played every offensive down in 23-19 win over #7 Minnesota . . . completed 14-23 passes for 173 yards and two touchdowns vs. Minnesota, with no interceptions . . . scoring strikes covered 21 and five yards, while also rushing eight yards for a key third down in the fourth quarter . . . started at quarterback and played every offensive down in 19-10 win over Illinois as offense gained 387 yards total offense . . . completed 18-35 passes for 308 yards vs. Illinois, with one interception . . . also rushed four times for career-best 22 yards and was not sacked . . . started at quarterback and played every offensive down in 27-24 win at Nebraska . . . completed 11-24 pass attempts for 99 yards at Nebraska and rushed four times for 14 yards . . . completed back-to-back passes of 22 yards in final 30 seconds, leading Iowa to game-winning 48-yard field goal with one second remaining . . . started at quarterback and played every offensive down in 49-24 Holiday Bowl win over #22 USC . . . completed 18-27 passes for 213 yards and two touchdowns vs. USC, with no interceptions . . . scoring strikes covered 12 and six yards . . . led offense on touchdowns drives on first four possessions, including drives of 75, 72 and 90 yards.

2018 Honors – – Academic All-Big Ten for second year . . . Permanent Team Captain, offense . . . named Walter Camp Foundation National Offensive Player of the Week at Indiana . . . named Manning Award and Davey O’Brien Award National Quarterback of the Week at Indiana . . . Big Ten Conference Co-Offensive Player of the Week at Indiana . . . national Offensive Player of the Week at Indiana by College Football Performance Awards . . . Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week at Indiana by collegesportsmadness.com . . . named to Maxwell Award and Manning Award preseason watch lists . . . 2018 – – Started all 13 games at quarterback . . . completed 235-396 attempts for 2,852 yards and 26 touchdowns, with 10 interceptions . . . started at quarterback in 33-7 win over Northern Illinois as offense gained 209 net rushing yards . . . completed 11-23 passes for 108 yards and one touchdown, with one interception . . . also gained three yards on three rushing attempts . . . started at quarterback in 13-3 win over Iowa State . . . completed 16-28 attempts for 166 yards vs. ISU, with no interceptions . . . also had two rushing attempts for seven yards, along with one punt for 25 yards . . . started at quarterback in 38-14 win over Northern Iowa as offense gained 545 yards total offense . . . completed 23-28 pass attempts for 309 yards and two touchdowns vs. UNI, with one interception . . . scoring strikes covered five and 14 yards . . . started at quarterback and played every offensive down in 28-17 loss to #18 Wisconsin . . . completed 14-23 pass attempts for 256 yards and two touchdowns vs. the Badgers, with one interception . . . scoring strikes covered 20 yards and one yard . . . started at quarterback and played every offensive down in 48-31 win at Minnesota as offense gained 420 yards total offense . . . completed 23-39 pass attempts for 314 yards and four touchdowns, surpassing 300 passing yards for second time in five games . . . scoring passes covered 3, 60, 21 and 5 yards . . . started at quarterback and played every offensive down in 42-16 win at Indiana as offense gained 479 yards total offense . . . completed 21-32 pass attempts for 320 yards and six touchdowns, with one interception, at Indiana . . . scoring strikes covered 9, 28, 12, 11, 54, and 4 yards . . .  started at quarterback in 23-0 win over Maryland as offense gained 224 net rushing yards . . . completed 11-22 pass attempts for 86 yards and one touchdown, with one interception vs. Maryland . . . scoring strike covered 10 yards on the final offensive play of the first half . . . also had two rushing attempts for 13 yards, including a key first down on second quarter touchdown drive . . . started at quarterback and played every offensive down in 30-24 loss at #17 Penn State . . . completed 18-49 pass attempts for 205 yards at Penn State, with two interceptions . . . started at quarterback and played every offensive down in 38-36 loss at Purdue . . . completed 21-32 pass attempts for 275 yards and one touchdown at Purdue, with no interceptions and a long of 65 yards . . . connected on 13-17 attempts for 172 yards in the second half in leading rally that overcame 12-point fourth quarter deficit . . . started at quarterback and played every offensive down in 14-10 loss to Northwestern . . . completed 27-41 pass attempts for 269 yards and one touchdown vs. Northwestern, with no interceptions . . . 28-yard scoring strike in third quarter gave Iowa a 10-7 advantage . . . completed 6-6 attempts for 46 yards on final two possessions in fourth quarter . . . 27 completions vs. Northwestern matches career high . . . started at quarterback in 63-0 win at Illinois as offense gained 400 yards total offense . . . completed 13-21 pass attempts for 178 yards and three touchdowns at Illinois . . .scoring strikes at Illinois covered nine, 11 and 37 yards . . . also had one punt for 36 yards downed inside the five . . .  started at quarterback and played every offensive down in 31-28 win over Nebraska as offense rushed for 226 yards and gained 419 yards total offense . . . completed 16-27 pass attempts for 152 yards and two touchdowns, while gaining 10 yards on only rushing attempt . . . scoring strikes covered 15 and five yards . . . led game winning drive in final minutes, the third of his career (Iowa State and Boston College, 2017) . . . started at quarterback in 27-22 Outback Bowl win over #18 Mississippi State . . . completed 21-31 pass attempts for 214 yards and three touchdowns vs. MSU, with one interception . . . scoring strikes covered 75, 15 and eight yards.

2017 Honors – – Academic All-Big Ten . . . Permanent Team Captain, offense . . . Coaches Appreciation Award, offense . . . honorable mention All-Big Ten by league media . . . named Rose Bowl Game Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week vs. Ohio State . . . named Manning Award national Player of the Week vs. Ohio State . . . co-Big Ten Conference Offensive Player of the Week vs. Iowa State . . . named Manning Award Star of the Week and named to Davey O’Brien Award “Great 8” vs. Iowa State . . . 2017 – – Started all 13 games . . . completed 196-351 attempts (55.8%) for 2,437 yards and 26 touchdowns, with six interceptions . . . started at quarterback and played every offensive down in 24-3 win over Wyoming . . . completed 8–15 pass attempts for 125 yards and three touchdowns, with one interception . . . scoring tosses covered 2, 27 and 45 yards . . . started at quarterback and played every offensive down in 44-41 OT win at Iowa State . . . completed 27-41 pass attempts for 333 yards and five touchdowns at Iowa State, with no interceptions . . . 46-yard scoring strike tied the game with 1:09 remaining and five-yard touchdown pass in OT provided the winning margin . . . also had scoring passes of 10, 17 and 15 yards while leading team on four scoring drives that covered 89 yards or more . . . started at quarterback in 31-14 win over North Texas as offense gained 435 yards total offense . . . completed 16-27 pass attempts for 197 yards and two touchdowns, with no interceptions . . . scoring strikes covered eight and 23 yards . . . season-long 68 yard completion led to Iowa’s first touchdown . . . 23-yard scoring strike came on fourth down play to give Iowa the lead for good . . . started at quarterback in 21-19 loss to #4 Penn State . . . completed 13-22 passes for 191 yards and two touchdowns, with no interceptions . . . scoring strikes covered 21 and 70 yards . . . started at quarterback and played every offensive down in 17-10 loss at Michigan State . . . completed 16-31 pass attempts for 197 yards, with no interceptions . . . started at quarterback in 45-16 win over Illinois . . . completed 17-32 pass attempts for 247 yards and three touchdowns vs. Illinois, with one interception . . . scoring strikes covered 5, 2 and 39 yards . . . started at quarterback and played every offensive down in 17-10 OT loss at Northwestern . . . completed 19-33 pass attempts for 223 yards and a touchdown, with one interception . . . scoring strike covered  seven yards . . . led team on 39-yard scoring drive for game-tying field goal with 1:30 remaining to force overtime . . . started at quarterback and played every offensive down in 17-10 win over Minnesota . . . completed 15-27 passes for 190 yards and a touchdown vs. Minnesota, with one interception . . . scoring strike covered 45 yards . . . also had three rushing attempts for 15 yards . . . started at quarterback and played every offensive down in 55-24 win over #3 Ohio State . . . completed 20-31 pass attempts for 226 yards vs. Ohio State, with no interceptions . . . scoring strikes covered 10, 25, three, two and two yards . . . also had first punt of career for 47 yards . . . started at quarterback and played every offensive down in 38-14 loss at #6 Wisconsin . . . completed 8-24 pass attempts for 41 yards at Wisconsin, with one interception . . . started at quarterback and played every offensive down in 24-15 loss to Purdue . . . connected on 16-33 pass attempts for 176 yards and one touchdown vs. Purdue, with one interception . . . scoring strike covered six yards . . . also had one punt for 31 yards, downed at the Purdue three yard line . . . started at quarterback in 56-14 win at Nebraska as offense rushed for 313 yards and gained 505 yards total offense . . . completed 13-20 pass attempts for 192 yards and two touchdowns at Nebraska, with no interceptions . . . scoring strikes covered four and 68 yards, while also rushing for four yards with no sacks . . . started at quarterback in 27-20 Pinstripe Bowl win over Boston College . . . completed 8-15 pass attempts for 99 yards and one touchdown . . . completed eight-yard scoring strike uin the second quarter . . . key 17-yard completion to the one-yard line late in the game led to game-winning touchdown . . . also had one punt for 33 yards.

2016 – – Saw action in  seven games, completing five of nine pass attempts for 62 yards . . . first action of career in 45-21 win over Miami, with an imcomplete pass on his only attempt . . . saw action in 42-3 win over Iowa State as offense gained 435 yards total offense . . . completed one of two pass attempts for two yards vs. ISU . . . saw action in 23-21 loss to North Dakota State . . . completed 2-2 passes for 45 yards on drive that led to Iowa’s final touchdown . . .   did not see action in 14-7 win at Rutgers . . . did not see action in 38-31 loss to Northwestern . . . saw action for just one play in 14-7 win at Minnesota . . . saw action in 49-35 win at Purdue as offense rushed for 365 net rushing yards and gained 520 yards total offense . . . completed 2-3 pass attempts for 15 yards at Purdue, with a long of 10 yards . . . did not see action in 17-9 loss to #10 Wisconsin . . . did not see action in 41-14 loss at #12 Penn State . . . did not see action in 14-13 win over #2 Michigan . . . saw action in 28-0 win at Illinois, but had no statistics as offense rushed for 262 yards and gained 342 yards total offense . . . did not see action in 40-10 win over #15 Nebraska . . . saw action in 30-3 Outback Bowl loss to #17 Florida, throwing one incomplete pass.

High School honors — Earned honorable mention all-state honors as a senior . . . first-team all-conference and all-region as a senior . . . honorable mention all-state and first-team all-conference as a sophomore . . . Career — Four-year letterman as quarterback, defensive back, and punter . . . missed majority of junior season because of injury . . . helped prep team win 24 games in three seasons and advance to state playoffs four straight years . . . passed for 1,728 yards and 16 touchdowns as a senior with four interceptions . . . rushed 44 times for 213 yards and three touchdowns, while averaging 44.9 yards per punt . . . passed for 670 yards and six touchdowns before being injured as a junior, while rushing for 95 yards and one touchdown . . . as a sophomore threw for 1,276 yards and 14 touchdowns, while rushing for 60 yards and one touchdown…  also averaged 45.6 yards per punt . . . punted for varsity squad as a freshman, averaging 44 yards per punt . . . holds school records for passing yards (3,674) and career touchdowns (36) . . . team captain as a junior and senior . . . also four-year starter in both basketball and baseball.

Personal — Born 8/26/97… physical therapy major… member of National Honor Society… earned academic all-state recognition… parents are Donita and Jay Stanley… high school coach was Joe La Buda.