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#6 Ihmir Smith-Marsette

Height 6-1
Weight 179 lbs.
Class Sr.
Hometown Newark, N.J.
High School Weequahic
Twitter @_ihmirr_
Instagram @Mirr.__

Hawk Item – – Scored touchdowns in 2019 Holiday Bowl via receiving, rushing and kickoff return, becoming second player in school history to accomplish the feat . . . career totals include 1,344 career kickoff returns yards, 1,270 career receiving yards and 220 rushing yards . . . ranks 17th with 2,834 career all-purpose yards . . . led Big Ten and ranked fourth in the nation with 29.6 yard kickoff return average on 17 returns in 2019 . . . led Big Ten and ranked second in the nation with 29.5 yard kickoff return average on 24 returns in 2018 . . . ranked 12th in the Big Ten in all-purpose yards per game (94.2) in 2018 . . . tied Holiday Bowl record for longest kickoff return (98 yards) and set record for kickoff return average (47.3 yards) in 2019 Holiday Bowl . . . set Outback Bowl record with 150 yards in kickoff returns (5 returns) in 2019 Outback Bowl . . . 98-yard kickoff return for a touchdown vs. USC ranks seventh longest in school history . . . 95-yard kickoff return for a touchdown at Nebraska in 2019 ties as eighth-longest in school history . . . one of 10 true freshmen to see action in 2017.

2020 Honors – – Named to Paul Hornung Award preseason Watch List . . . Biletnikoff Award preseason Watch List . . . preseason first-team All-America kick return specialist by Athlon Sports . . . preseason third-team All-America kick return specialist by Phil Steele . . . preseason first-team All-Big Ten return specialist by Athlon Sports and Phil Steele . . . preseason third-team All-Big Ten wide receiver by Pick Six Previews . . . preseason fourth-team All-Big Ten wide receiver by Athlon Sports.

2019 Honors – – Holiday Bowl Offensive Most Valuable Player . . . named to Associated Press All-Bowl team . . . second-team All-Big Ten kickoff return specialist by Phil Steele . . . honorable mention All-Big Ten by league coaches and media . . . Team Hustle Award, offense . . . named to Paul Horning Award preseason Watch List . . . preseason first-team All-America return specialist by Athlon Sports . . . preseason second-team All-America return specialist by Phil Steele . . . preseason first-team All-Big Ten return specialist by Athlon Sports, CollegeFootballNews.com and Phil Steele . . . 2019 – – Saw action in all 13 games, with 10 starts . . . led team in receiving yards and touchdown receptions, while ranking second in receptions (44-722-5) . . . averaged 29.6 yards on 17 kickoff returns, with two touchdowns . . . 11 rushing attempts for 108 yards and three touchdowns . . . started at wide receiver in 38-14 win over Miami as offense gained 213 net rushing yards and 465 yards total offense . . . matched career-best with four receptions for 35 yards vs. Miami, including a six-yard scoring reception . . . one rushing attempt for 16 yards and one kickoff return for 19 yards to total 70 all-purpose yards . . . started at wide receiver in 30-0 win over Rutgers as offense gained 438 yards total offense . . . four receptions for 113 yards and two touchdowns vs. Rutgers . . . touchdown receptions covered 58 yards on first series of the game, and a 23-yard score later in the game . . . started at wide receiver in 18-17 win at Iowa State . . . three receptions for 46 yards at Iowa State . . . two kickoff returns for 35 yards at Iowa State, with a long of 22 yards . . . started at wide receiver in 48-3 win over Middle Tennessee as offense gained 644 yards total offense . . . recorded four receptions for 60 yards vs. MTSU, with a long of 38 yards . . . two rushing attempts for 28 yards vs. MTSU, including a 14-yard score for first career rushing touchdown . . . also had one kickoff return for 20 yards . . . saw action in 10-3 loss at #18 Michigan . . . matched career-high with four receptions for 60 yards at Michigan, with a long of 27 yards . . . one kickoff return for 37 yards at Michigan . . . started at wide receiver in 17-12 loss to #9 Penn State . . . career-high five receptions for 72 yards vs. PSU, with a long of 36 yards . . . also had two kickoff returns for 42 yards, with a long of 29 yards . . . started at wide receiver in 26-20 win over Purdue . . . three receptions for 57 yards vs. Purdue, with a long of 32 yards . . . also had one kickoff return for 20 yards . . . started at wide receiver in 20-0 win at Northwestern . . . three receptions for 20 yards at Northwestern and one kickoff return for 26 yards . . . saw action in 24-22 loss at #16 Wisconsin . . . three receptions for 27 yards and one kickoff return for 22 yards at Wisconsin . . . started at wide receiver in 23-19 win over #7 Minnesota . . . four reception for 43 yards vs. Minnesota, including five-yard touchdown reception . . . also had one KO return for 25 yards . . . started at wide receiver in 19-10 win over Illilnois as offense gained 387 yards total offense . . . career-best 121 receiving yards vs. Illinois on four receptions, with a long of 40 yards . . . also had two rushing attempts for six yards and one kickoff return for 16 yards . . . started at wide receiver in 27-24 win at Nebraska . . . 166 all-purpose yards at Nebraska, including 45 yard touchdown run and 95-yard kickoff return for a touchdown . . . 22 yard reception in final minute converted key third down on final drive to winning field goal with one second remaining . . . saw action in record-setting fashion in 49-24 Holiday Bowl win over #22 USC . . . two receptions for 46 yards and a touchdown vs. USC, along with 15 yards and one touchdown on two rushing attempts . . . scoring on six-yard rushing attempt and 12-yard reception . . . averaged 47.3 yards on three kickoff returns vs. USC, including a 98-yard touchdown, becoming second player in school history with rushing, receiving and kickoff return touchdown in a single game.

2018 Honors – – Named Rodgers-Dwight Return Specialist of the Year in the Big Ten . . . named first-team All-Big Ten return specialist by league media and second team by coaches . . . first-team All-Big Ten kick return specialist by Phil Steele . . . named honorable mention All-Big Ten wide receiver by league media . . . second-team All-Big Ten all-purpose by Associated Press . . . Reggie Roby Special Teams Award, overall . . . 2018 – – Saw action in 12 games, with three starts . . . 23 receptions for 361 yards and three touchdowns . . . 24 kickoff returns for 707 yards . . . started at wide receiver in 33-7 win over Northern Illinois as offense gained 209 net rushing yards . . . three receptions for 28 yards vs. NIU, along with one rushing attempt for five yards and one KO return for 27 yards . . . saw action in 13-3 win over Iowa State . . . one reception for 45 yards vs. ISU . . . did not see action in 389-14 win over Northern Iowa due to injury . . . saw action in 28-17 loss to #18 Wisconsin . . . three receptions for 58 yards vs. the Badgers, along with one rushing attempt for 20 yards . . . saw action in 48-31 win at Minnesota as offense gained 420 yards total offense . . . three receptions for career-high 78 yards and a touchdown at Minnesota . . . 60-yard scoring catch and run to give Iowa a 14-0 advantage . . . also had two kickoff returns for 83 yards, with a long of 49 yards, and one rushing attempt for six yards . . . saw action in 42-16 win at Indiana as offense gained 479 yards total offense . . . one reception for two yards at Indiana, along with two kickoff returns for 77 yards, including a long of 60 yards . . . saw action in 23-0 win over Maryland as offense gained 224 net rushing yards . . . one pass reception for seven yards and one rushing attempt for 16 yards vs. Maryland, along with one kickoff return for 13 yards . . . saw action in 30-24 loss at #17 Penn State . . . one reception for four yards and nine yards on two rushing attempts at Penn State . . . three KO returns for 103 yards at PSU, including a long of 49 yards . . . saw action at wide receiver in 38-36 loss at Purdue . . . one pass reception for 12 yards and one rushing attempt for one yard at Purdue . . . 75 yards on three KO returns at Purdue, with a long of 40 yards . . . started at wide receiver in 14-10 loss to Northwestern . . . matched career high in receptions and yards (4-90) vs. Northwestern, including a 28-yard touchdown reception to give Iowa a third quarter advantage . . . career-best three kickoff returns for 100 yards vs. Northwestern, with a long of 43 yards, along with one rushing attempt for eight yards . . . saw action in 63-0 win at Illinois, recording one rushing attempt for six yards as offense gained 400 yards total offense . . . saw action in 31-28 win over Nebraska as offense rushed for 226 yards and gained 419 yards total offense . . . one reception for eight yards vs. Nebraska . . . four kickoff returns for 79 yards vs. Nebraska, including 27 yard return to spark Iowa’s final scoring drive . . . started at wide receiver in 27-22 Outback Bowl win over #18 Mississippi State . . . matched career-best with four receptions for 29 yards vs. MSU, including 15-yard touchdown reception . . . bowl record 150 yards on five kickoff returns, setting career-bests for returns and yards.

2017 Honors – – Honorable mention Big Ten Conference All-Freshman team by BTN.com . . . 2017 – – Recorded 18 receptions for 187 yards and two touchdowns, along with seven rushing attempts for 41 yards and four kickoff returns for 134 yards . . . saw action in 24-3 win over Wyoming, recording one rushing attempt for four yards . . . started ast wide receiver in 44-41 OT win at Iowa State at offense gained 497 yards total offense . . . four receptions for 36 yards at Iowa State, including two touchdown receptions . . .firsts career score came on 15-yard reception in fourth quarter . . . had second touchdown on five-yard reception in overtime to secure the Iowa win . . . also had one rushing attempt for seven yards . . . saw action in 31-14 win over North Texas as offense gained 435 yards total offense . . . one rushing attempt for no gain vs. North Texas . . . saw action in 21-19 loss to #4 Penn State, recording two receptions for 37 yards . . . saw action in 17-10 loss at Michigan State . . . one reception for 31 yards at MSU . . . saw action in 45-16 win over Illinois, recording one reception for seven yards as offense gained 441 yards total offense . . . saw action in 17-10 OT loss at Northwestern . . . two receptions for six yards at Northwestern, along with four rushing yards on two attempts . . . started at wide receiver in 17-10 win over Minnesota . . . one pass reception for eight yards and one rushing attempt for 17 yards vs. Minnesota . . . saw action in 55-24 win over #3 Ohio State, recording two receptions for seven yards as offense gained 487 yards total offense . . . also had first career kickoff return for six yards . . . started at wide receiver in 38-14 loss at #6 Wisconsin, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 24-15 loss to Purdue . . . two receptions for 29 yards vs. Purdue, with a long of 16 yards, along with one rushing attempt for four yards . . . saw action in 56-14 win at Nebraska as offense rushed for 313 yards and gained 505 yards total offense . . . three receptions for 26 yards at Nebraska, along with recovering one Iowa fumble to maintain possession . . . 74-yard kickoff return to start third quarter led to go-ahead touchdown . . . did not see action in 27-20 Pinstripe Bowl win over Boston College due to injury.

High school honors – – Helped prep team claim 2016 state championship with 12-0 record. . .  Career – – Lettered in both football and track . . . recorded 18 tackles on defense, with two interceptions and one touchdown . . . scored two kickoff return and one punt return touchdown as a senior . . . collected five receptions for 110 yards and two touchdowns as a junior, along with one punt return touchdown and one interception return for a touchdown . . . competes in hurdle events in track.

Personal – – Born 8/29/99 . . . open major . . . one of three players from Newark on Iowa roster . . . attended same high school as RB Akrum Wadley . . . high school coach was Brian Logan.