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#87 Noah Fant

Height 6-5
Weight 220 lbs.
Class Fr.
Hometown Omaha, Neb.
High School Omaha South

Hawk-Item – – Nineteen career touchdown receptions are most ever by an Iowa tight end and ranks fourth in school history . . . 19 career TDs ranks third best among Big Ten tight ends all-time . . . ranks 37th in career receiving yards (78-1,083) . . . four career games with multiple touchdowns . . . led the nation’s tight ends with 16.5 yards per catch average, and 11 touchdown receptions, which is also an Iowa tight end record, in 2017 . . . one of 10 true freshmen to see action in 2016.

2018 Honors – – First-team All-Big Ten by league coaches and second team by league media . . . second-team All-Big Ten by Phil Steele . . . third-team All-America by The Associated Press . . . second-team All-Big Ten by Associated Press . . . one of eight semifinalists for the John Mackey Award . . . named John Mackey Award Co-Player of the Week (with Iowa teammate T.J. Hockenson) for his play at Indiana . . . John Mackey Award Preseason Watch List . . . preseason first-team All-America by NFLDraftScouts.com, Athlon Sports and Sporting News . . . preseason first-team All-Big Ten by Athlon Sports . . . 2018 – – Season totals include 39 receptions for 519 yards and seven touchdowns . . . ranked ninth in the Big Ten with seven touchdown receptions . . . saw action in 33-7 win over Northern Illinois as offense gained 209 net rushing yards . . . three receptions for 10 yards in opening win, including a 1-yard scoring reception for 13th career touchdown . . . started at tight end in 13-3 win over Iowa State . . . recorded four receptions for 31 yards vs. ISU . . . started at tight end in 38-14 win over Northern Iowa as offense gained 545 yards total offense . . . career-best five receptions for 99 yards vs. UNI, including a five-yard scoring reception to give him the Iowa scoring record for tight ends . . . started at tight end in 28-17 loss to #18 Wisconsin . . . three receptions for 29 yards vs. the Badgers, including scoring receptions of 20 yards and one yard . . . started at tight end in 48-31 win at Minnesota as offense gained 420 yards total offense . . . four receptions for 27 yards at Minnesota, including a five-yard scoring reception . . . saw action at tight end in 42-16 win at Indiana as offense gained 479 yards total offense . . . recorded four receptions for 102 yards and one touchdown at Indiana, surpassing 100 receiving yards for second time in career . . . 28-yard scoring reception in the first quarter, along with 58-yard reception that led to fourth quarter touchdown . . . saw action in 23-0 win over Maryland as offense gained 224 net rushing yards . . . three receptions for 14 yards vs. Maryland . . . saw action in 30-24 loss at #17 Penn State . . . matched career-high with five receptions for 56 yards at Penn State, with a long of 22 yards . . . started at ight end in 38-36 loss at Purdue . . . three receptions for 85 yards at Purdue, with a long of 65 yards . . . also had one rushing attempt (lateral) for three yards . . . saw action in 14-10 loss to Northwestern, recording one reception for no yards . . . started at tight end in 63-0 win at Illinois as offense gained 400 yards total offense . . . three receptions for 54 yards at Illinois, including a nine-yard scoring reception . . . started at tight end in 31-28 win over Nebraska as offense rushed for 226 yards and gained 419 yards total offense, recording one reception for 12 yards.

2017 Honors – – Third team All-Big Ten by league coaches and media . . . third team All-Big Ten by Phil Steele . . . 2017 – – Recorded 30 receptions for 494 yards and 11 touchdowns . . . started at tight end in 24-3 win over Wyoming . . . two receptions for 29 yards vs. Wyoming, with both receptions resulting in a touchdown . . . first reception resulted in a fourth down conversion for a score . . . also had one rushing attempt for -4 yards . . . started at tight end in 44-41 OT win at Iowa State as offense gained 497 yards total offense . . . tied career-high with three receptions at Iowa State, gaining career-best 30 yards . . . saw action in 31-14 win over North Texas as offense gained 435 yards total offense . . . two receptions for 30 yards vs. North Texas, including a 23-yard reception on fourth down to put Iowa in front 17-14 . . . started at tight end in 21-19 loss to #4 Penn State, recording one reception for 13 yards . . . started at tight end in 17-10 loss at Michigan State, recording two receptions for 21 yards . . . saw action in 45-16 win over Illinois . . . three receptions for career-high 78 yards vs. Illinois, with a long of 41 yards . . . also had one rushing attempt for three yards . . . saw action in 17-10 OT loss at Northwestern . . . matched career-high with three receptions for 31 yards at Northwestern, including seven-yard scoring reception in the second quarter . . . started at tight end in 17-10 win over Minnesota . . . three receptions for 67 yards and a touchdown vs. Minnesota . . . 45-yard scoring reception in third quarter is longest reception of career . . . started at tight end in 55-24 win over #3 Ohio State as offense gained 487 yards total offense . . . career-high four receptions for 54 yards vs. Ohio State, with a long of 25 yards . . . touchdown receptions covered 25 and three yards . . . saw action in 38-14 loss at #6 Wisconsin, but had no statistics . . . started at tight end in 24-15 loss to Purdue . . . two receptions for 17 yards vs. Purdue, including a six-yard scoring reception . . . saw action in 56-14 win at Nebraska as offense rushed for 313 yards and gained 505 yards total offense . . . three receptions for career-best 116 yards and two touchdowns at Nebraska . . . scoring receptions covered four and 68 yards . . . saw action in 27-20 Pinstripe Bowl win over Boston College . . . two receptions for eight yards vs. Boston College, including touchdown reception for Iowa’s first touchdown of the game.

2016 – – Saw action in 11 games, recording nine receptions for 70 yards and one touchdown . . . saw action in 45-21 win over Miami, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 42-3 win over Iowa State, recording one reception for two yards as offense gained 435 yards total offense . . . did not see action in 23-21 loss to North Dakota State . . .  did not see action in 14-7 win at Rutgers . . . saw action in 38-31 loss to Northwestern, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 14-7 win at Minnesota, recording one reception for four yards . . . saw action in 49-35 win at Purdue as offense rushed for 365 net rushing yards and gained 520 yards total offense . . . career-best two receptions for 15 yards at Purdue, including first career touchdown on five-yard reception . . . saw action in 17-9 loss to #10 Wisconsin, recording one reception for 14 yards, longest of his career . . . saw action in 41-14 loss at #12 Penn State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 14-13 win over #2 Michigan, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 28-0 win at Illinois, recording career-best three receptions for 25 yards as offense rushed for 262 yards and gained 342 yards total offense . . . saw action in 40-10 win over #25 Nebraska as offense gained 264 net rushing yards and 408 yards total offense . . . one reception for 10 yards vs. Nebraska resulted in a key first down in a second half touchdown drive . . . saw action in 30-3 Outback Bowl loss to #17 Florida, but had no statistics.

High school honors — Earned first-team all-state and all-metro honors as a senior . . . was named all-metro tight end MVP and named to Super Six squad . . . second-team all-state and first-team all-metro as a junior . . . all-metro and all-state honorable mention as a sophomore . . . Career — Played both tight end and defensive end . . . holds school records for receptions in a season and career, and touchdowns in a season and career . . . team captain as a junior and senior . . . also competed in track (sprints, high jump, triple jump) and basketball.

Personal — Born 11/20/97… biology major… named Greater Omaha Scholar-Athlete… parents are Kathy and Willie Fant… high school coach was Chris Fant.