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#92 John Waggoner

Height 6-5
Weight 267 lbs.
Class Sr.
Hometown Des Moines, Iowa
High School Dowling Catholic
Twitter @johnwaggs_12
Instagram @john_waggoner12
John Waggoner - Football - University of Iowa Athletics

Hawk Item – – Three-time Dean’s List student (2020 fall, 2021 spring, 2022 spring).

2022 – – Listed as first team left defensive end following spring practice.

2021 Honors – – Coaches Appreciation Award, defense. . . Academic All-Big Ten . . . 2021 – – Started at defensive end in 34-6 win over #17 Indiana as defense allowed just 77 net rushing yards and 233 yards total offense . . . career-best four tackles vs. Indiana, including two solo stops and two assists . . . also collected 1.5 tackles for loss and one QB pressure . . . started at defensive end in 27-17 win at #9 Iowa State as defense allowed just 87 net rushing yards . . . recorded one assisted tackle and career-best two pass break-ups at ISU . . . saw action in 30-7 win over Kent State as defense allowed just 79 net rushing yards and 264 yards total offense . . . recorded two solo tackles vs. Kent State, including one tackle for loss and QB sack . . . started at defensive end in 24-14 win over Colorado State as defense allowed 95 net rushing yards and 250 yards total offense . . . recorded three tackles vs. CSU, including two solo tackles and one assist, with one tackle for loss and one pass break-up . . . started at defensive end in 51-14 win at Maryland as defense allowed just 97 net rushing yards and 271 yards total offense, but had no statistics . . . started at defensive end in 23-20 win over #4 Penn State, recording two assisted tackles . . . started at defensive end in 24-7 loss to Purdue . . . matched career-best with four tackles vs. Purdue, including two solo stops and two assists . . . started at defensive end in 27-7 loss at Wisconsin, recording one solo tackle . . . started at defensive end in 17-12 win at Northwestern as defense allowed just 93 net rushing yards . . . two solo tackles and two QB pressures at Northwestern . . . started at defensive end in 27-22 win over Minnesota . . . three tackles vs. Minnesota, including one solo tackle and two assists . . . started at defensive end in 33-23 win over Illinois, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 64 net rushing yards . . . started at defensive end in 28-21 win at Nebraska . . . two tackles at Nebraska, including one solo tackle and one assist . . . started at defensive end in 42-3 loss to #2 Michigan . . . recorded one solo tackle vs. Michigan to go with career-best three QB pressures . . . started at defenisve end in 20-17 Citrus Bowl loss to #22 Kentucky, recording one QB pressure.

2020 Honors – – Academic All-Big Ten for second year . . . Big Ten Distinguished Scholar . . . 2020 – – Saw action in four games, recording three assisted tackles and one QB pressure . . . saw action in 24-20 loss at Purdue, recording one assisted tackle . . . saw action in 21-20 loss to Northwestern, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 49-7 win over Michigan State, recording one assisted tackle as defense allowed 59 rushing yards and 286 yards total offense . . . did not see action in 35-7 win at Minnesota . . . did not see action in 41-21 win at Penn State . . . did not see action in 26-20 win over Nebraska . . . did not see action in 35-21 win at Illinois . . . saw action in 28-7 win over #25 Wisconsin as defense allowed 56 net rushing yards and 225 yards total offense . . . one assisted tackle and one QB pressure vs. the Badgers.

2019 Honors – – Academic All-Big Ten . . . 2019 – – Saw action in 10 games, recording one solo tackle and two assists, including 1.5 tackles for loss and one sack . . . saw action in 38-14 win over Miami, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 59 net rushing yards . . . saw action in 30-0 win over Rutgers, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 125 yards total offense . . . did not see action in 18-17 win at Iowa State . . . saw action in 48-3 win over Middle Tennessee, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 216 yards total offense . . . did not see action in 10-3 loss at #18 Michigan . . . saw action in 17-12 loss to #9 Penn State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 26-20 win over Purdue as defense allowed just 33 net rushing yards . . . one solo tackle vs. Purdue, which was his first career tackle, first career sack and Iowa’s only sack of the game . . . saw action in 20-0 win at Northwestern, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 64 net rushing yards and 202 yards total offense . . . saw action in 24-22 loss at #16 Wisconsin, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 23-19 win over #7 Minnesota, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 19-10 win over Illinois, recording one assisted tackle . . . did not see action in 27-24 win at Nebraska . . . saw action in 49-24 Holiday Bowl win over #22 USC, recording one assisted tackle for loss, as defense allowed just 22 net rushing yards.

2018 – – Redshirted . . . did not see any game action.

High school honors — Named to Des Moines Register Elite Eight all-state team as a senior . . . named first-team all-state by Des Moines Register and Iowa Newspaper Association (INA) as a senior . . . named INA first-team all-state team as a junior . . . first-team all-district as a junior and senior . . . Career — Three-year football letterman . . . member of prep team that posted 37-2 record over three years, winning three straight state championships . . . recorded 21.5 tackles as a senior, with 16 solo stops and 5.5 assists, including 11 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks . . . also had six receptions on offense for 59 yards . . . totaled 27 tackles as a junior, including 23 solo stops and four assists, with 12 tackles for loss, one fumble recovery, and one five-yard interception return for a touchdown . . . recorded 8.5 tackles as a sophomore, with three tackles for loss and one sack . . . team captain as a senior . . . also letter in soccer and basketball, earning second-team all-conference honors in basketball as a junior.

Personal — Born 10/27/99 . . . leadership and management major . . . member of National Honor Society . . . earned academic recognition four straight years as a prep . . . parents are Julie and Brian Waggoner . . . one of two players from Des Moines on Iowa roster . . . attended same high school as B Gavin Williams . . . high school coach was Tom Wilson.