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#84 Nick Easley

Height 5-11
Weight 205 lbs.
Class Jr.
Hometown Newton, Iowa
High School Newton
Previous School Iowa Western CC

Hawk Item – – Named Most Valuable Player in 2019 Outback Bowl . . . ranks 23rd in career receptions and 41st in career yards (103-1,024) . . . 10 receptions vs. Northern Iowa are most by an Iowa receiver in a game since 2011 . . . one of six seniors named to 2018 Leadership Group.

2018 Honors – – Named Most Valuable Player in 2019 Outback Bowl as Iowa defeated Mississippi State 27-22 . . . Brett Greenwood Award, offense . . . 2018 – – Led team with 52 receptions, totaling 494 yards and five touchdowns . . . career totals include 103 receptions for 1,024 yards and nine touchdowns . . . saw action in 33-7 win over Northern Illinois, but had no statistics as offense gained 209 net rushing yards . . . saw action in 13-3 win over Iowa State, recording one reception for 15 yards . . . started at wide receiver in 38-14 win over Northern Iowa as offense gained 545 yards total offense . . . career-high 10 receptions for 103 yards and one touchdown vs. UNI, along with one rushing attempt for nine yards . . . 14 yard reception vs. UNI for first touchdown of the season . . . started at wide receiver in 28-17 loss to #18 Wisconsin . . . one reception for 14 yards vs. Badgers . . . started at wide receiver in 48-31 win at Minnesota as offense gained 420 yards total offense . . . led team with six receptions for 52 yards at Minnesota, including a 21-yard scoring reception . . . started at wide receiver in 42-16 win at Indiana as offense gained 479 yards total offense . . . four receptions for  28 yards and one touchdown at Indiana, with a long of 16 yards . . . scoring reception covered 12 yards . . . started at wide receiver in 23-0 win over Maryland as offense gained 224 net rushing yards . . . two receptions for 27 yards vs. Maryland, with a long of 15 yards on a key third down conversion . . . started at wide receiver in 30-24 loss at #17 Penn State . . . four receptions for 25 yards at Penn State . . .  started at wide receiver in 38-36 loss at Purdue . . . three receptions for 34 yards at Purdue, with a long of 17 yards . . . started at wide receiver in 14-10 loss to Northwestern . . . led team with eight receptions for 53 yards vs. Northwestern, with a long of 13 yards . . .  started at wide receiver in 63-0 win at Illinois as offense gained 400 yards total offense . . . one reception for 10 yards at Illinois . . . started at wide receiver in 31-28 win over Nebraska as offense rushed for 226 yards and gained 419 yards total offense . . . four receptions for 29 yards vs. Nebraska . . . saw action in 27-22 Outback Bowl win over #18 Mississippi State . . . named bowl MVP after recording eight receptions for career-high 104 yards and two touchdowns vs. MSU . . . scoring receptions covered 75 and eight yards, with the 75-yard score being Iowa’s longest past play and longest touchdown reception in bowl history . . . eight-yard touchdown provided winning margin in the fourth quarter.

2017 Honors – – Team Hustle Award, offense . . . 2017 – – Led team in receptions and receiving yards with 51 catches for 530 yards and four touchdowns . . . saw action in 24-3 win over Wyoming . . . led team with four receptions for 77 yards vs. Wyoming, including a 45-touchdown reception . . . started at wide receiver in 44-41 OT win at Iowa State as offense gained 497 yards total offense . . . led team in receptions at Iowa State with seven catches for 48 yards, including a 10-yard scoring reception . . . started at wide receiver in 31-14 win over North Texas as offense gained 435 yards total offense . . . led team in receiving for third straight game with five receptions for 37 yards . . . started at wide receiver in 21-19 loss to #4 Penn State . . . two receptions for 27 yards vs. Penn State, including 21-yard scoring reception for Iowa’s first touchdown . . . started at wide receiver in 17-10 loss at Michigan State . . . two receptions for 33 yards at MSU . . . started at wide receiver in 45-16 win over Illinois . . . led team with seven receptions vs. Illinois, good for 59 yards and one touchdown . . . scoring reception covered five yards for Iowa’s first score of the game . . . started at wide receiver in 17-10 OT loss at Northwestern . . . four receptions for 45 yards, with a long of 26 yards at Northwestern . . . saw action in 17-10 win over Minnesota . . . led team with five receptions for 49 yards vs. Minnesota, with a long of 25 yards coming in opening touchdown drive . . . started at wide receiver in 55-24 win over #3 Ohio State as offense gained 487 yards total offense . . . three receptions for 27 yards vs. Ohio State, with a long of 14 yards . . . started at wide receiver in 38-14 loss at #6 Wisconsin, recording two receptions for 19 yards and first career rushing attempt for five yards . . . started at wide receiver in 24-15 loss to Purdue . . . led team with five receptions for 60 yards vs. Purdue, with a long of 21 yards . . . saw action in 56-14 win at Nebraska as offense rushed for 313 yards and gained 505 yards total offense . . . four receptions for 17 yards at Nebraska, with a long of nine yards, along with one rushing attempt for six yards . . . started at wide receiver in 27-20 Pinstripbe Bowl win over Boston College, recording one reception for 32 yards.

Junior College – – Attended Iowa Western CC . . . earned first team NJCAA All-America honors as a sophomore . . . first team all-conference as a freshman and sophomore . . . totaled 954 receiving yards, second most in school history for a single season, as a sophomore, and ranks fifth in career receiving yards . . . helped team reach bowl game in consecutive years . . . team captain as a sophomore.

High school honors – – Earned second team all-state honors as a senior wide receiver, and was third team as punter . . . first team all-district as a junior and senior . . .  Career – – Three-year letterman in both football and basketball . . . helped team advance to state playoffs as a senior . . . holds school records for touchdown receptions in a game, season and career . . . holds school record for career receiving yards . . . team captain as a senior.

Personal – – Born 1/14/97 . . . secondary education major . . . parents are Allison Lemke and John Easley . . . high school coach was Ed Ergenbright . . . junior college coach was Scott Strohmeier.