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#38 Monte Pottebaum

Height 6-1
Weight 244 lbs.
Class Sr.
Hometown Larchwood, Iowa
High School West Lyon
Twitter @MontePottebaum
Monte Pottebaum - Football - University of Iowa Athletics

Hawk Item – – Moved from linebacker to fullback during 2019 fall camp . . . earned Dean’s List recognition spring, 2020, and spring, 2021.

2022 – – Listed as first team fullback following spring practice.

2021 Honors – – Team Hustle Award, offense . . . Academic All-Big Ten . . . 2021 – – Saw action in 34-6 win over #17 Indiana, but had no statistics . . . started at fullback in 27-17 win at #9 Iowa State . . . career-best two carries for eight yards at ISU, with a long of five yards . . . saw action in 30-7 win over Kent State as offense rushed for 206 yards and gained 418 yards total offense . . . career-high two receptions for two yards vs. Kent State . . . saw action in 24-14 win over Colorado State . . . one rushing attempt for four yards and one reception for four yards vs. CSU . . . saw action in 51-14 win at Maryland as offense gained 428 yards total offense . . . career-high three rushing attempts for 15 yards at Maryland, including first career touchdown on a two-yard run . . . saw action in 23-20 win over #4 Penn State . . . one rushing attempt for eight yards vs. PSU . . . started at fullback in 24-7 loss to Purdue . . . three rushing attempts for 10 yards vs. Purdue, with a long of four yards . . . saw action in 27-7 loss at Wisconsin . . . two rushing attempts for two yards at Wisconsin . . . saw action in 17-12 win at Northwestern, but had no statistics as offense gained 185 net rushing yards . . . saw action in 27-22 win over Minnesota, but had no statistics . . . started at fullback in 33-23 win over Illinois, but had no statistics . . . started at fullback in 28-21 win at Nebraska as offense gained 186 net rushing yards . . . two rushing attempts for 29 yards at Nebraska, with a career-long of 26 yards . . . started at fullback in 42-3 loss to #2 Michigan, but had no statistics . . . started at fullback in 20-17 Citrus Bowl loss to #22 Kentucky as offense rushed for 173 yards and gained 384 yards total offense . . . one reception for three yards vs. Kentucky.

2020 Honors – – Academic All-Big Ten for second year . . . Big Ten Distinguished Scholar . . . 2020 – – Saw action in all eight games, with three starts . . . three pass receptions for 39 yards, along with one rushing attempt . . . saw action in 24-20 loss at Purdue, collecting one reception for 17 yards as offense gained 460 yards total offense . . . saw action in 21-20 loss to Northwestern, recording one rushing attempt . . . saw action in 49-7 win over Michigan State, but had no statistics as offense rushed for 226 yards and gained 405 yards total offense . . . started at fullback 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 offense . . . one reception for two yards at PSU . . . saw action in 26-20 win over Nebraska, but had no statistics . . . started at fullback in 35-21 win at Illinois as offense gained 242 yards total offense . . . one reception for 20 yards at Illinois to begin first touchdown drive of the game . . . started at fullback in 28-7 win over #25 Wisconsin, but had no statistics . . . also had one solo tackle on special teams.

2019 Honors – – Academic All-Big Ten . . . 2019 – –  Saw action in 12 games, with one rushing attempt and one kickoff return for 10 yards . . . did not see action in 38-14 win over Miami . . . saw first action of career in 30-0 win over Rutgers, but had no statistics as offense gained 438 yards total offense . . . saw action in 18-17 win at Iowa State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 48-3 win over Middle Tennessee, recording one rushing attempt for no gain as offense gained 644 yards total offense . . . saw action on special teams in 10-3 loss at #18 Michigan . . . saw action on special teams in 17-12 loss to #9 Penn State, but had no statistics . . . saw action on special teams in 26-20 win over Purdue, but had no statistics . . . saw action on special teams in 20-0 win at Northwestern, but had no statistics . . . saw action on special teams in 24-22 loss at #16 Wisconsin, but had no statistics . . . saw action on special teams in 23-19 win over #7 Minnesota, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 19-10 win over Illinois, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 27-24 win at Nebraska, recording one kickoff return for 10 yards . . . did not see action in 49-24 Holiday Bowl win over USC.

High school honors – – Earned first-team all-state honors as a senior . . . first-team all-conference as a junior and senior . . . honorable mention all-conference as a sophomore . . . Career – – Played linebacker, fullback and tight end as a prep, earning three letters . . . helped prep team post 11-1 record as a senior and 7-3 mark as a junior, while participating in state playoffs four straight years . . . team captain as a senior . . . as a senior rushed 149 times for 868 yards and 18 touchdowns . . . recorded 75 tackles on defense . . . also lettered in wrestling, baseball and track.

Personal – – Born 1/7/2000 . . . health and human physiology major . . . earned academic all-state recognition . . . parents are Kristy and Dale Pottebaum . . . high school coach was Jay Rozeboom.