Hawk Item – – Moved from wide receiver to defensive back prior to spring practice in 2021.
2022 Honors – – Academic All-Big Ten for second year . . . 2022 – – Saw action in all 13 games . . . saw action in 7-3 opening win over South Dakota State, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 120 yards total offense . . . saw action in 10-7 loss to Iowa State but had no statistics . . . saw action in 27-0 win over Nevada, recording two solo tackles as defense allowed just 151 yards total offense . . . saw action in 27-10 win at Rutgers but had no stats as defense allowed just 61 net rushing yards . . . saw action in 27-14 loss to #4 Michigan, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 9-6 loss at Illinois but had no statistics . . . saw action in 54-10 loss at #2 Ohio State but had no statistics . . . saw action in 33-13 win over Northwestern, recording one solo tackle as defense allowed just 18 net rushing yards and 177 yards total offense . . . saw action in 24-3 win at Purdue but had no statistics as offense allowed just 87 net rushing yards and 255 yards total offense . . . saw action in 24-10 win over Wisconsin, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 51 net rushing yards and 227 yards total offense . . . saw action in 13-10 win at Minnesota, but had no statistics . . . saw actionin 24-17 loss to Nebraska . . . career-high six tackles vs. Nebraska, including five solo tackles and one assist, along with first career pass break-up . . . saw action in 21-0 Music City Bowl win over Kentucky but had no swtatistics as defense allowed just 68 net rushing yards and 185 yards total offense . . . saw action in 21-0 Music City Bowl win over Kentucky but had no statistics as defense allowed just 68 net rushing yards and 185 yards total offense.
2021 Honors – – Team Leader Award, special teams . . . Academic All-Big Ten . . . 2021 – – Did not see any game action.
2020 – – Redshirted after joining the program as a walk-on . . . earned Dean’s List recognition, spring, 2021.
High school honors – – Selected for Iowa Shrine Bowl following senior year . . . district offensive MVP as a senior . . . earned second-team all-state honors as a senior . . . first-team all-district as a sophomore and junior . . . Career – – Four-year football letterman as running back, quarterback, defensive back, and wide receiver . . . holds school records for rushing yards in a game (324) and single game touchdown receptions (4) . . . also holds record for longest kickoff return (98) and most kickoff return touchdowns in a season (4) . . . career totals include 252 rushing attempts for 1,570 yards and 17 touchdowns, 63 receptions for 913 yards and 12 touchdowns, 32 kickoff returns for 1,010 yards and five touchdowns, 26 punt returns for 295 yards and two touchdowns, along with a 33.7 average on 129 punts and 96 tackles and four interceptions on defense . . . rushed 167 times for 1,134 yards and 13 touchdowns as a senior, with five receptions for 40 yards and one touchdown . . . also recorded 15 kickoff returns for 401 yards and one score, and eight punt returns for 88 yards and one touchdown . . . as a senior recorded 62.5 tackles and two interceptions on defense and averaged 33.7 yards on 43 punts . . . recorded 30 receptions for 348 yards and three touchdowns as a junior, while rushing 45 times for 284 yards and three scores . . . completed 18-35 pass attempts for 163 yards, averaged 48 yards on 10 kickoff returns with four touchdowns, and had 13 punt returns for 177 yards and a score . . . as a junior averaged 34.8 yards on 38 punts and recorded 33.5 tackles and two interceptions on defense . . . collected 28 receptions for 525 yards and eight touchdowns as a sophomore, along with 40 rushing attempts for 152 yards and one touchdown . . . completed 8-16 passes for 111 yards and two scores . . . also recorded 129 yards on seven kickoff returns, 30 yards on five punt returns, and averaged 34.4 yards on 48 punts . . . football team captain as a senior . . . also lettered in basketball (4), track (4), golf (4) . . . earned second-team all-conference basketball honors as a junior and senior after earning third-team honors as a sophomore . . . placed second at state track meet in long jump as a junior, while advancing to state finals in 200 meters (no track as a senior due to COVID) . . . state track qualifier as a sophomore in long jump and 100 and 200 meters.
Personal – – Born 12/3/2001 . . . human physiology major . . . National Honor Society . . . Academic All-District two years . . . parents are Steph and Jason Heinz . . . cousin of former Hawkeye Austin Schulte . . . high school coaches were Derrick Elman and Greg Thomas.