University of Iowa Athletics
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#53 James Ferentz

Height 6-2
Weight 284 lbs.
Class Sr.
Hometown Iowa City, Iowa
High School City

Hawk-Item – – Selected to compete in East West Shrine game . . . started 38 consecutive games over last three seasons . . . one of five seniors named to 2012 Leadership Group . . . one of five juniors named to 2011 Leadership Group.

2012 Honors – – Second team All-Big Ten by league coaches and honorable mention by league media . . . third team All-Big Ten by CollegeSportsMadness.com . . . Roy J. Carver Most Valuable Player, offense . . . Permanent Team Captain, offense . . . Hayden Fry ‘Extra Heartbeat’ Award, offense . . . Iron Hawk Award . . . Players Choice Award, offense . . . 2012 Preseason Honors – – named to Rimington Trophy preseason Watch List for second straight season . . . named to Outland Trophy and Senior Bowl preseason Watch Lists . . . third team preseason all-Big Ten by Phil Steele[apos]s College Football . . . 2012 – – started all 12 games at center . . . started at center in 18-17 win over Northern Illinois and played every offensive down . . . started at center in 9-6 loss to Iowa State and played every offensive down . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 27-16 win over Northern Iowa as offense gained 429 yards total offense . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 32-31 loss to Central Michigan as offense gained 430 yards total offense . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 31-13 win over Minnesota as offense gained 374 yards total offense . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 19-16 win at Michigan State . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 38-14 loss to Penn State . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 28-17 loss at Northwestern . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 24-21 loss at Indiana . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 27-24 loss to Purdue . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 42-17 loss at Michigan . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 13-7 loss to Nebraska.

2011 Honors – – Honorable mention all-Big Ten by both league coaches and media . . . 2011 Preseason Honors – – named to Rimington Trophy preseason Watch List . . . 2011 – – started at center in all 13 games . . . started at center in 34-7 opening win over Tennessee Tech . . . started at center and played every offensive down in triple-overtime loss . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 31-27 win over Pittsburgh as offense gained 475 yards total offense . . . started at center in 45-17 win over Louisiana-Monroe as offense gained 453 yards total offense and allowed no sacks . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 13-3 loss at Penn State . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 41-31 win over Northwestern as offense gained 379 yards total offense and allowed no QB sacks . . . started at center in 45-24 win over Indiana as offense gained 456 yards total offense . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 22-21 loss at Minnesota as offense gained 446 yards total offense . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 24-16 win over 13th-ranked Michigan . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 37-21 loss to Michigan State . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 31-21 win at Purdue as offense gained 408 yards total offense . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 20-7 loss at Nebraska . . . started at center and played every offensive down in Insight Bowl loss to Oklahoma.

2010 Honors – – Coaches Appreciation Award, Offense . . . 2010 – – Listed as co-first team center following spring practice . . . started at center in 37-7 opening win over Eastern Illinois as offense gained 435 yards total offense . . . started at center in 35-7 win over Iowa State as offense gained 479 yards total offense . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 34-27 loss at Arizona . . . started at center in 45-0 win over Ball State as offense gained 562 yards total offense . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 24-3 win over Penn State . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 38-28 win at Michigan . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 31-30 loss to Wisconsin . . . started at center in 37-6 win over fifth-ranked Michigan State . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 18-13 win at Indiana as offense gained 445 yards total offense . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 21-17 loss at Northwestern . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 20-17 loss to Ohio State . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 27-24 loss at Minnesota . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 27-24 Insight Bowl win over 12th-ranked Missouri.

2009 – – Saw first action of career in 35-3 win at Iowa State as offense gained 426 yards total offense.

2008 – – Redshirted.

Hawk-Item – – Named to 2008 Leadership Council.

High school honors – – First team all-state as a junior and senior . . . first team all-conference as a junior and senior . . . honorable mention all-conference as a sophomore . . . Career – – played both offense and defense throughout prep career . . . team captain . . . helped prep team advance to state playoffs for three straight seasons . . . also lettered four times in wrestling . . . served as wrestling team captain as a senior . . . completed senior wrestling season with just two losses, both to eventual state champion . . . placed second in state wrestling tournament as a senior.

Personal – – Born 6/5/89 . . . interdepartmental studies major . . . parents are Mary and Kirk Ferentz . . . father Kirk Ferentz is Iowa[apos]s head football coach . . . one of five players from Iowa City on Iowa roster . . . attended same high school as WR Jay Chelf, TE Zach Derby and TE Steve Ferentz . . . high school coach was Dan Sabers.