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#1 Xavier Nwankpa

Height 6-2
Weight 210 lbs.
Class Fr.
Hometown Pleasant Hill, Iowa
High School Southeast Polk
Xavier Nwankpa - Football - University of Iowa Athletics

Hawk Item – – Enrolled for 2022 spring semester and will participate in spring practice.

High school honors – – Named Adidas All-American and MaxPreps Iowa Player of the Year as a senior . . . earned Elite All-State honors as a senior . . . first-team all-conference and all-state as a sophomore, junior and senior . . . honorable mention all-conference as a freshman . . . Career – – Four-year football letterman as defensive back . . . prep team won state championships as a senior after also reaching state championship game as a junior . . . state qualifier as a sophomore after reaching state semifinals as a freshman . . . prep team posted four-year record of 35-10, with just two losses over final two seasons . . . recorded 26 tackles and four interceptions as a senior, with 845 all-purpose yards . . . 41 tackles as a junior, with six interceptions and two touchdowns, and 794 all-purpose yards . . . 51.5 tackles as a sophomore, with three interceptions and one touchdown, with 494 all-purpose yards . . . 20 tackles to go with three interceptions and one touchdown return as a freshman . . . team captain as a junior and senior . . . also competed in track and baseball as a prep.

Personal – – Born 12/8/03 . . . sports management major . . . earned academic recognition all four years as a prep . . . parents are Amy Erickson and Frank Nwankpa . . . high school coach was Brad Zelenovich.