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#11 Kevonte Martin-Manley

Height 6-0
Weight 205 lbs.
Class So.
Hometown Pontiac, Mich.
High School Brother Rice

Hawk-Item – –Is Iowa’s all-time leader in career receptions (174) and ranks 13th in career receiving yards (1,799) . . . career totals include 174 receptions for 1,799 yards and 12 touchdowns, while playing in 51 career games (33 starts) . . . ranked second in the Big Ten and eighth in the nation in punt returns (15.7) in 2013 . . . first Big Ten Conference player to ever return back-to-back-punts for touchdowns and just the second player in the last decade with two punt return touchdowns in one quarter . . . is just the third player in Big Ten history with two punt return touchdowns in a game, and the first since 1983 . . . 184 return yards in a game ranks second best all-time in the Big Ten, behind Nile Kinnick’s Iowa and conference record of 201 yards on nine returns, set in 1939 . . . had at least one pass reception in final 20 games and 48 of 51 career games, with a previous streak of 23 straight games snapped vs. Michigan State in 2013 . . . ranked sixth in the Big Ten in receptions per game (4.3) in 2012 . . . one of three juniors named to 2013 Leadership Group . . . one of two sophomores named to 2012 Leadership Group. Completed career in 2014.

2014 Preseason Honors – – Named to Paul Horning Award preseason Watch List . . . named to CFPA Punt Returner Trophy preseason Watch List . . . preseason second team All-America punt returner by Phil Steele . . . preseason first team All-Big Ten punt returner by Phil Steele . . . preseason second team All-Big Ten punt returner by Athlon Sports and College Sports Madness . . . preseason fourth team All-Big Ten wide receiver by Phil Steele . . . 2014 – – saw action in all 13 games, with nine starts . . . led team in receptions for third straight season, while ranking second in yards (52-517-2 TDs) . . . started at wide receiver in 31-23 win over Northern Iowa . . . led team with eight receptions for 62 yards vs. UNI, with long of 16 yards . . . started at wide receiver in 17-13 win over Ball State as offense gained 455 yards total offense . . . led receivers with eight receptions for 70 yards vs. Ball State, with a long of 19 yards . . . started at wide receiver in 20-17 loss to Iowa State . . . three receptions for 15 yards vs. ISU . . . saw action in 24-20 win at Pittsburgh, recording two receptions for 11 yards . . . started at wide receiver in 24-10 win at Purdue as offense gained 420 yards total offense . . . led team with five receptions for 74 yards at Purdue, including 23-yard scoring reception in third period to give Iowa a 17-10 advantage . . . started at wide receiver in 45-29 win over Indiana as offense gained 426 yards total offense . . . three receptions for 13 yards vs. Indiana . . . saw action in 38-31 loss at Maryland as offense gained 433 yards total offense . . . four receptions for 25 yards at Maryland to move into fourth place on career receptions list . . . started at wide receiver in 48-7 win over Northwestern as offense gained 483 yards total offense . . . three receptions for 66 yards vs. Northwestern, all for first downs . . . saw action in 51-14 loss at Minnesota, recording one reception for six yards . . . started at wide receiver in 30-14 win at Illinois as offense gained 304 rushing yards and 587 yards total offense . . . two receptions for 56 yards at Illinois, including a long of 39 yards . . . started at wide receiver in 26-24 loss to No. 141 Wisconsin as offense gained 412 yards against top-ranked defense in the nation . . . four receptions for 33 yards vs. Wisconsin, including a 20-yard scoring reception in the third quarter . . . started at wide receiver in 37-34 overtime loss to Nebraska . . . led team with six receptions vs. Nebraska for 63 yards, with a long of 25 yards . . . started at wide receiver in 45-28 TaxSlayer Bowl loss to Tennessee . . . three receptions for 23 yards vs. Tennessee to become Iowa’s career leader in receptions (174).

2013 Honors – – Coaches Appreciation Award, Offense . . . first team All-Big Ten Specialist by Phil Steele, Sporting News and College Sports Madness . . . named first team mid-season All-American specialist by Phil Steele . . . named first team mid-season All-Big Ten specialist by Phil Steele and BTN.com . . . named CFPA national special teams Player of the Week and Big Ten Conference special teams Player of the Week after recording touchdowns on back-to-back punt returns of 83 and 63 yards vs. Western Michigan . . . 2013 – – Played in all 13 games with 10 starts . . . led team in receiving with 40 receptions for 388 yards and five touchdowns . . . also led team in punt returns with 20 returns for 314 yards and two touchdowns . . . started at wide receiver in 30-27 opening loss to Northern Illinois . . . career-high nine receptions for 79 yards vs. NIU, along with 24 yards on two punt returns and two solo tackles . . . started at wide receiver in 28-14 win over Missouri State as offense gained 491 yards total offense . . . three receptions for 24 yards vs. Missouri State, along with one punt return for 10 yards . . . started at wide receiver in 27-21 win at Iowa State as offense gained 378 yards total offense and rushed for over 200 yards in third straight outing . . . seven receptions for 60 yards and one touchdown at ISU, scoring on a 5-yard reception for the first points of the game . . . started at wide receiver in 59-3 win over Western Michigan as offense gained 446 yards total offense and rushed for over 200 yards in fourth straight game . . . record-setting day in win over WMU, with four punt returns for 184 yards and two touchdowns, along with one pass reception for six yards . . . scoring punt returns covered 83 and 63 yards, matching the seventh and 20th longest returns in school history . . . touchdown returns came on back-to-back returns in the second period following a 44-yard return in the first period . . . started at wide receiver in 23-7 win at Minnesota as offense gained 464 yards and rushed for over 200 yards in fifth straight outing . . . led team with six receptions for 56 yards at Minnesota, along with two punt returns for 14 yards . . . started at wide receiver in 26-14 loss to Michigan State, but left game early in the second quarter and had no statistics . . . saw action in 34-24 loss at Ohio State, recording one reception for six yards . . . started at wide receiver in 17-10 OT win over Northwestern . . . led team with five receptions for 45 yards vs. Northwestern, along with one punt return for 10 yards . . . started at wide receiver in 28-9 loss to Wisconsin, recording two receptions for six yards and two punt returns for 10 yards . . . started at wide receiver in 38-14 win at Purdue as offense rushed for 318 yards and gained 509 yards total offense . . . recorded one reception for 22-yard touchdown to give team a 14-7 advantage in the second period and had 11 yards on two punt returns . . . saw action in 24-21 win over Michigan as offense gained 407 yards total offense . . . two receptions for 20 yards and 29 yards on four punt returns vs. Michigan . . . saw action in 38-17 win at Nebraska . . . two pass receptions for 60 yards at Nebraska, including a 36-yard catch on a key third down on a field goal drive and a 24-yard scoring reception to give Iowa a 14-point lead, both in the third quarter . . . started at wide receiver in 21-14 Outback Bowl loss to LSU . . . one reception for four-yard touchdown vs. LSU, along with 22 yards on two punt returns.

2012 – – Started all 12 games at wide receiver and has started 14 straight overall . . . led team in receptions (52) and shared team lead in receiving yards (571) . . . had one rushing attempt for 15 yards . . . started at wide receiver in 18-17 win over Northern Illinois . . . led team with six receptions vs. NIU, totaling 31 yards, matching career-best for receptions . . . started at wide receiver in 9-6 loss to Iowa State, collecting one reception for 10 yards . . . started at wide receiver in 27-16 win over Northern Iowa as offense gained 429 yards total offense . . . career-high 101 receiving yards on five catches vs. UNI, including a career-long of 51 yards to set up third quarter touchdown . . . started at wide receiver in 32-31 loss to Central Michigan . . . five receptions for 65 yards and one touchdown vs. CMU . . . scoring grab covered 10 yards to concluded Iowa’s opening drive of the game . . . started at wide receiver in 31-13 win over Minnesota as offense gained 374 yards total offense . . . two receptions for 14 yards vs. Minnesota . . . started at wide receiver in 19-16 win at Michigan State . . . matched career-high with six receptions at MSU, gaining 42 yards . . . started at wide receiver in 38-14 loss to Penn State . . . four receptions for 42 yards vs. PSU . . . started at wide receiver in 28-17 loss at Northwestern . . . led team with career-best seven receptions at Northwestern for 46 yards . . . started at wide receiver in 24-21 loss at Indiana . . . led receivers with career-best seven receptions for 131 yards and one score at Indiana . . . scored on 24-yard reception in first quarter . . . also added one rushing attempt for 15 yards . . . started at wide receiver in 27-24 loss to Purdue . . . led team with 63 receiving yards on four catches vs. Purdue . . . started at wide receiver in 42-17 loss at Michigan, recording two receptions for seven yards . . . started at wide receiver in 13-7 loss to Nebraska, recording three receptions for 19 yards.

2011 Honors – – Named to Big Ten Conference all-Freshman team by BTN.com. 2011 – – Saw action in 13 games, with one start . . . 30 receptions for 323 yards and three touchdowns, while also averaging 20.5 yards on four KO returns . . . saw action in 34-7 opening win over Tennessee Tech, but had no statistics . . . saw action in triple-overtime loss at Iowa State . . . four receptions for 23 yards at ISU, including first career touchdown reception to give Iowa a 7-0 advantage . . . saw action in 31-27 win over Pittsburgh as offense gained 475 yards total offense . . . collected four receptions for 76 yards and two touchdowns in win over Pitt . . . touchdown receptions covered 25 and 22 yards, both in fourth quarter, for Iowa’s final two scored in comeback win . . . saw action in 45-17 win over Louisiana-Monroe as offense gained 453 yards total offense . . . collected career-high six receptions for 82 yards vs. ULM, with a long of 23 yards . . . started as third wide receiver in 13-3 loss at Penn State . . . recorded three receptions for 21 yards at PSU . . . saw action in 41-31 win over Northwestern, recording one reception for six yards . . . saw action in 45-24 win over Indiana as offense gained 456 yards total offense, but had no statistics . . . started at wide receiver in 22-21 loss at Minnesota as offense gained 446 yards total offense . . . five receptions for 35 yards at Minnesota . . . saw action in 24-16 win over 13th-ranked Michigan, recording one reception for eight yards on a fourth down conversion to keep scoring drive alive . . . saw action in 37-21 loss to Michigan State, recording one reception for 13 yards . . . saw action in 31-21 win at Purdue, recording three receptions for 28 yards as offense gained 408 yards total offense . . . saw action in 20-7 loss at Nebraska . . . one reception for 10 yards at Nebraska, along with 82 yards on four KO returns . . . saw action in Insight Bowl loss to Oklahoma, recording one reception for 21 yards.

2010 – – Redshirted.

High school honors – – Named first team all-state as a senior after earning third team honors as a junior . . . was all-North offensive MVP as well . . . first team all-County and all-Catholic League as a junior and senior . . . Career – – holds school records for receiving yards in a game (177), punt return yards in a game (103), career touchdown receptions (20), longest reception (93) and career receiving yards (1,525) . . . helped prep team post three-year record of 21-11, earning three straight appearances in state playoffs . . . had 43 receptions for 745 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior, along with 14 KO returns for 314 yards and 12 punt returns for 199 yards . . . collected 34 receptions for 610 yards and nine touchdowns as a junior, along with 199 yards and two scores on 10 punt returns and 262 yards on 13 KO returns . . . had 170 yards and one touchdown on 16 receptions as a sophomore . . . earned three varsity letters as wide receiver and defensive back and four basketball letters.

Personal – – Born 10/22/92 . . . leisure studies major . . . earned Outstanding Academic Award for math and English . . . parents are Leanna Martin and Kevin Manley . . . high school coach was Albert Fracassa.