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#16 Ron Coluzzi

Height 5-11
Weight 182 lbs.
Class Sr.
Hometown Naperville, Ill.
High School Naperville North
Previous School Central Michigan University

Hawk-Item – – Graduate transfer from Central Michigan who has one season with the Iowa program.

2015 – – Punted 59 times for a 39.3 average as a junior, with a long of 61 yards and 10 punts of 50 yards or longer . . . placed 20 punts inside the 20 and opponents had 23 fair catches . . . averaged 60.5 yards on 64 kickoffs, with 21 touchbacks . . . did not handle field goal attempts as a junior . . . season-long 61-yard punt vs. Western Michigan . . . unleashed a 60-yard punt vs. Buffalo . . . averaged season-high 45.6 yards on five punts vs. Buffalo . . . punted eight times with five ending in fair catches vs. Akron . . . placed four punts inside the 20-yard line vs. Oklahoma State and vs. Akron . . . placed three of four punts inside the 20 vs. Kent State . . . had three kickoffs go for touchbacks vs. Michigan State and vs. Northern Illinois . . . averaged season-best 64.7 yards on three kickoffs vs. Akron.

2014 Honors – – Earned Academic All-MAC honors and was named a MAC Distinguished Scholar-Athlete . . . 2014 – – Played in all 13 games . . . averaged 37.6 yards on 52 punts, with a long of 57 yards and eight punts of 50 yards or more . . . averaged 60.4 yards on 57 kickoffs . . . made 2-3 PAT attempts . . . named Mid-American Conference West Division Special Teams Player of the Week twice . . . against Toledo, averaged 52.7 yards on three punts vs. Toledo, including a long of 55 yards . . . averaged 47.2 yards per punt vs. Buffalo, with a long of 54 yards . . . had a season long punt of 57 yards in 34-17 upset vs. Northern Illinois.

2013 – – Connected on 12-17 (70.6%) field goal attempts and 33-35 PATs . . . was 3-3 in collegiate debut at Michigan, converting on kicks of 23, 27 and 33 yards . . . connected on game-winning field goal as time expired vs. New Hampshire . . . hit a season long 40-yarder versus Toledo . . . made all three attempts against UMass.

2012 – – Redshirted.

High School – – Rated a five-star prospect and the No. 16 prospect nationally by Chris Sailer Kicking . . . earned first team all-state, all-area and all-conference honors . . . only prep kicker in Illinois to earn all-state honors from the Illinois High School Football Coaches’ Association . . . Career – – Two-year starter as a kicker and punter . . . converted 8-10 field goals, with a long of 42 yards, as a senior, along with 33-34 PATs . . . 40-of-51 kickoffs were touchbacks . . . averaged 39.1 yards on 38 punts, with 18 placed inside the opponents’ 20-yard line . . . helped team to a state playoff appearance as a senior.

Personal – – Born 5/01/94 . . . marketing and logistics management double major . . . parents are Jan and Ron Coluzzi . . . one of three players from Naperville on Iowa roster . . . high school coach was Sean Drendel.