Hawk Item – – Joined program as a walk-on for spring semester, 2020 . . . previously attended North Dakota State, redshirting in 2018 . . . three-time Dean’s List student (2020 spring, 2021 fall, 2022 spring).
2021 Honors – – Academic All-Big Ten . . . 2021 – – Did not see any game action . . . suffered injury prior to Wisconsin game and missed remainder of season.
2019 – – Enrolled at Iowa but was not a member of the football program.
2018 – – Listed as the No. 2 punter on the NDSU depth chart, but took a redshirt year and did not see game action . . . named to the MVFC Honor Roll.
High school honors – – Named to Kohl’s All-America team as a senior . . . selected to Des Moines Register All-Iowa Elite all-state team as a senior . . . named to Iowa Shrine Bowl . . . Career – – Four-year starter as a prep . . . averaged 44.4 yards per punt, with a long of 81 yards . . . Iowa Gatorade Track and Field Athlete of the Year in 2018 . . . five-time state champion and a USATF All-American in the discus and shot put . . . discus personal record of 196-2 ranks fifth all-time in Iowa . . . shot put PR of 67-2 is second best in state history . . . part of three conference championships and a state co-championship in track and field . . . five-year starter for prep baseball team . . . earned first-team all-state honors in baseball and is school’s career hits leader.
Personal – –Born 11/16/99 . . . enterprise leadership major . . . member of National Honor Society . . . parents are Laura and Scott Phelps . . . father competed in track and field at Iowa State . . . brother Colt competed in track and field at Northern Iowa . . . sister Kiana is a member of track and field team at Oregon . . . high school coach was Curtis Lilly.