Hawk Item – – Was honored as an Iowa Kid Captain in 2009… Dean’s List honoree, spring, 2022 and spring, 2023.
2022 Honors – – Academic All-Big Ten… 2022 – – Did not see any game action.
2021 – – Redshirted after joining the program as a walk-on.
High school honors – – Missed senior season after earning first-team all-district honors as a junior… honorable mention all-district as a sophomore… Career – – Three-year football letterman as defensive back, linebacker, wide receiver and quarterback… holds school workout records for hang clean (275) and bench press (225 x 6), 40-yard dash (4.52) and vertical jump (38.5)… recorded 34.5 tackles in seven games as a junior, with four interceptions, two fumble recoveries, one forced fumble and three total touchdowns… as a sophomore recorded 15.5 tackles, with two interceptions, one fumble recovery and one touchdown… team captain as a junior and senior… also competed in baseball and track as a prep… earned all-conference honors in both basketball and track… placed 15th at state track in 400-meter run (50.4).
Personal – – Born 12/24/02… liberal arts major… four-time academic all-conference honoree… member of prep Honor Roll… member of National Honor Society and named National Honor Society Scholar… parents are Tina and Neil Telander… high school coach was Jerry and Jeff Gordon.