Hawk Item – – One of eight true freshmen to see action in 2019, but played in just one game and used redshirt season… joined team as a walk-on in fall, 2019.
2023 Honors – – Third team All-Big Ten by league coaches and honorable mention All-Big Ten by league media… 2023 – – Started seven games on the offensive line – five at left guard, one at right guard, and one at right tackle… played in 10 games… paved the way for 254 rushing yards in 41-10 win over Western Michigan, which was the most recorded by Iowa since 2019… helped team to 179 rushing yards in 22-0 win over Rutgers.
2022 – – Saw action in 12 games, starting at left guard the first five games, at right guard vs. Minnesota and Nebraska, and at right tackle vs. Kentucky.
2021 – – Saw action in all 14 games, starting seven at right tackle and two at left tackle.
2020 – – Saw action in seven games.
2019 – – Saw first action of career in 48-3 win over Middle Tennessee as offense gained 466 yards total offense… did not see any further game action.
High school honors – – Earned first-team all-state honors as a senior… honorable mention all-state as a junior… first-team all-district as a junior and senior… Career – – Three-year football letterman as defensive end and tight end… helped prep team post three year record of 32-4, including perfect 13-0 mark as a sophomore… prep team won state title as a sophomore, finished second as a junior and reached state playoffs as a senior… recorded 25 tackles on defense and had 73 receiving yards as a senior… 26.5 tackles and 62 receiving yards as a junior… team captain as a senior… also lettered in basketball and track.
Personal – – Born 6/10/2000… sport and recreation management major… earned academic all-conference honors two years… parents are Stephanie and Mike DeJong… one of two players from Pella on the Iowa roster… high school coach was Jay McKinstrey.