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#16 Charlie Jones

Height 6-0
Weight 188 lbs.
Class Sr.
Hometown Deerfield, Ill.
High School Deerfield
Previous School Buffalo
Instagram @Chjones17
Charlie  Jones - Football - University of Iowa Athletics

Hawk Item – – Will take advantage of extra year and return for 2022 . . . third player in school history with both a kickoff return and punt return touchdown . . . gained scholarship in December, 2020 after joining the program as a walk-on . . . ranks second in the Big Ten in punt returns (7.7) and kickoff returns (25.4) . . . led the Big Ten and ranked 11th nationally with 10.5 average on punt returns in 2020 . . . led the Big Ten and ranked fourth nationally with one punt return touchdown in 2020 . . . ranked sixth in the Big Ten in total punt return yards (221) . . . joined program as a walk-on in 2019 after attending University of Buffalo and sat out 2019 season as a transfer.

2021 Honors – – Brett Greenwood Award . . . Reggie Roby Special Teams Award, specialist . . . Rodgers-Dwight Big Ten Return Specialist of the Year . . . first-team All-Big Ten return specialist by league coaches and media . . . first-team All-Big Ten kick return specialist by Phil Steele . . . second-team All-Big Ten by Associated Press . . . fourth-team All-Big Ten punt return specialists by Phil Steele . . . preseason first-team All-Big Ten return specialist by Athlon Sports and Phil Steele . . . 2021 – – Started at wide receiver in 34-6 win over #17 Indiana for first career start . . . two kickoff returns for 57 yards, with a long of 33 yards to start the game . . . 28 yards on three punt returns, with a long of 28 . . . one reception for two yards . . . started at wide receiver in 27-17 win at #9 Iowa State . . . two receptions for 36 yards and one touchdown at ISU, including a 26-yard scoring reception for first receiving score at Iowa . . . also had four punt returns for 53 yards at ISU, with a long of 24 yards, and 44 yards on two kickoff returns, with a long of 24 yards . . . started at wide receiver in 30-7 win over Kent State as offense rushed for 206 yards and gained 418 yards total offense . . . one kickoff return for 25 yards and one rushing attempt vs. Kent State . . . started at wide receiver in 24-14 win over Colorado State . . . one reception for nine yards vs. CSU . . . four punt returns for 66 yards vs. CSU with a long of 38 yards, along with 45 yards on two kickoff returns . . . started at wide receiver in 51-14 win at Maryland as offense gained 428 yards total offense . . . career-best three receptions for 44 yards at Maryland . . . four punt returns for 33 yards at Maryland with a long of 15 and two kickoff returns for 53 yards with a long of 38 yards . . . started at wide receiver in 23-20 win over #4 Penn State as Hawkeyes rallied from a 17-3 deficit . . . three receptions for 13 yards against PSU, along with 14 yards on two rushing attempts . . . started at wide receiver in 24-7 loss to Purdue . . . two receptions for 20 yards vs. Purdue, along with 37 yards on two punt returns and 56 yards on two kickoff returns . . . long kickoff return of 36 yards and long punt return of 41 yards . . . also had one solo tackle . . . started at wide reeceiver in 27-7 loss at Wisconsin . . . one reception for nine yards at Wisconsin . . . 39 yards on four punt returns at Wisconsin, along with two kickoff returns for 60 yards, including a long of 44 yards . . . started at wide receiver in 17-12 win at Northwestern as offense gained 185 net rushing yards . . . one reception for 12 yards at Northwestern to go with one rushing attempt for six yards . . .13 yards on three punts returns at Northwestern and two kickoff returns for 19 yards . . . started at wide receiver in 27-22 win over Minnesota . . . two receptions for 106 yards and one touchdown vs. Minnesota, including a 72-yard touchdown in the third quarter . . . 34-yard reception led to first touchdown of the day . . . also had four kickoff returns for 77 yards vs. Minnesota, with a long of 25 yards . . . saw action in 33-23 win over Illinois . . . tied school record with 100-yard kickoff return touchdown vs. Illinois, totaling 144 yards on three returns . . . also had seven punt returns for 18 yards . . . saw action in 28-21 win at Nebraska as offense gained 186 net rushing yards . . . three receptions for 31 yards at Nebraska, along with one kickoff return for 25 yards . . . saw action in 42-3 loss to #2 Michigan . . . two receptions for 41 yards vs. Michigan, with a long of 28 yards, along with one rushing attempt for six yards . . . saw action in 20-17 Citrus Bowl loss to #22 Kentucky as offense rushed for 173 yards and gained 384 yards total offense . . . two kickoff returns for 30 yards and one punt return for 30 yards vs. Kentucky.

2020 Honors – – Honorable mention All-America return specialist by Phil Steele . . . first-team All-Big Ten return specialist by Phil Steele . . . second-team All-Big Ten return specialist by league coaches . . . third-team All-Big Ten return specialist by league media . . . named Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week for his play in 49-7 win over Michigan State . . . 2020 – – Saw first action of career in 24-20 loss at Purdue . . . handled all punt returns at Purdue, with three returns for 37 yards, and a long of 25 yards that led to Iowa’s first touchdown . . . handled all punt returns in 21-20 loss to Northwestern, totaling two returns for eight yards . . . saw action in 49-7 win over Michigan State as offense rushed for 226 yards and gained 405 yards total offense . . . led special teams with five punt returns for 105 yards vs. MSU, including 54-yard touchdown return . . . also had two rushing attempts for 38 yards . . . saw action in 35-7 win at Minnesota, but had no statistics as offense rushed for 235 yards . . . saw action in 41-21 win at Penn State as offense gained 175 net rushing yards . . . three punt returns for five yards at PSU, with two returns negated by penalty . . . saw action in 26-20 win over Nebraska . . . two punt returns for 39 yards against Nebraska, with a long of 31 yards . . . saw action in 35-21 win at Illinois at offense gained 424 yards total offense . . . three punt returns for 27 yards at Illinois, with a long of 18 yards . . . saw action in 28-7 win over #25 Wisconsin . . . three punt returns for zero yards vs. the Badgers, due to penalty yards on returns.

2019 – – Sat out entire season as a transfer.

2018 – – Saw action as wide receiver and return specialist at Buffalo, helping team post 10-4 record while advancing to MAC championship game and Dollar General Bowl . . . recorded 18 receptions for 395 yards and three touchdowns, with a long of 53 yards . . . 15 kickoff returns for 289 yards, with a long of 43 yards.

2017 – – Redshirted.

High school honors – – Earned all-conference honors as a junior and senior . . . named all-area team as kick return specialist . . . Career – – Earned team MVP honors as a senior . . . three-year starter . . . averaged 18.2 yards per pass reception and 6.2 yards per rushing attempt . . . averaged 25.3 yards on kick returns . . . scored 14 career touchdowns as a prep.