Hawk Item – – Was honored as an Iowa Kid Captain in 2009 . . . Dean’s List honoree, spring, 2022.
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.