Hawk Item — Completed career in 2014.
2014 – – Saw action in three game, with no statistics . . . first action of career in 48-7 win over Northwestern, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 180 yards total offense . . . saw action in 51-14 loss at Minnesota, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 45-28 TaxSlayer Bowl loss to Tennessee, but had no statistics.
2013 – – Did not see any game action.
2012 Honors – – Team Leader Award, defense . . . 2012 – – redshirted after joining the team as a walk-on.
Junior College – – played at Iowa Central Community College . . . team captain while earning all-conference and all-region special mention . . . earned all-academic recognition . . . junior college coach was Kevin Twait.
High school honors – – First team all-conference, all-district and all-area as a senior . . . second team all-conference as a junior . . . Career – – earned three letters as offensive and defensive lineman . . . team captain . . . also earned three letters in wrestling, placing sixth at state wrestling tournament as a senior.
Personal – – Born 4/05/92 . . . leisure studies/pre-law major . . . parents are Andrea Shaffer and Mark Rathjen . . . high school coach was Barry Bower.