University of Iowa Athletics

#95 Aaron Graves

Height 6-4
Weight 300 lbs.
Class Jr.
Hometown Dayton, Iowa
High School Southeast Valley
Aaron Graves - Football - University of Iowa Athletics

2023 Honors – – CSC Academic All-District… Big Ten Distinguished Scholar… Academic All-Big Ten… Dean’s List student (2023 fall)… Forest Evashevski Academic Achievement Award… 2023 – – Played in all 14 games, recording 37 tackles (14 solo, 23 assists), including 4.5 tackles for a loss of 26 yards and 2.5 QB sacks for 13 yards, one pass break-up and one forced fumble on the season… recorded a career-high six assisted tackles and one pass break-up in 12-10 loss vs. Minnesota… had five tackles (1 solo, four assists), including one tackle for a loss of 11 yards, in season-opening 24-14 win over Utah State… collected five tackles (one solo, four assists), including 1.5 tackles for a loss of nine yards and one QB sack for eight yards, in 20-14 win over Purdue… recorded four tackles (career-high three solo, one assist) in 20-13 win at Iowa State… had four tackles (one solo, three assists), including half a tackle for a loss of one year, in 31-0 loss at Penn State… recorded three tackles (two solo, one assist), including one QB sack for five yards, in 35-0 loss to Tennessee… collected one solo tackle and forced his first career fumble late in the fourth quarter in 15-6 win at Wisconsin… letterwinner.

2022 Honors – – Dean’s List student (2023 spring)… 2022 – – Saw action in 12 games, collecting 14 tackles (5 solo, nine assists), including 5.5 tackles for a loss of 25 yards, and 2.5 QB sacks for 14 yards… tallied season-best four tackles (one solo, three assists), including first career QB sack and 1.5 tackles for loss, in 27-0 win over Nevada,… collected three solo tackles in 24-3 win at Purdue, including two tackles for loss… recorded one QB sack in 27-10 win at Rutgers… one of eight true freshmen to see action… letterwinner.


High school honors – – Named to Adidas All-America, Elite All-State team and Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior… Adidas All-American and Elite All-State as a junior… named MaxPreps Male National Athlete of the Year for 2021-22… earned first-team all-state and all-district honors as a senior, along with being named district defensive MVP and Class 2A Hog of the Game in state championship contest… first-team all-state and all-district as a junior and sophomore… named district defensive MVP as a junior and district lineman MVP as a sophomore… third-team all-state and first-team all-district as a freshman… academic all-state… Career – – Four-year football letterman as offensive and defensive lineman… helped prep team win first-ever state title as a senior after reaching state quarterfinals as a freshman and junior… posted a 22-2 record over last two prep seasons, including 13-1 as a senior… holds school record for sacks in a game and career (37), along with career tackles (221)… also holds school marks for longest punt and best punting average (38.0)… 63 tackles as a senior, with 14 tackles for loss and 7.5 sacks… recorded 10 sacks as a junior… 8.5 sacks as a sophomore… 67 tackles as a freshman, including 15 tackles for loss and 11 sacks… team captain as a senior… also competed in basketball, wrestling and track as a prep… completed prep basketball career as school’s all-time leading scorer with 1,356 career points, averaging 22 points and nine rebounds per game as a senior… placed fourth in state wrestling as a junior and senior at heavyweight with a 28-3 record as a senior… holds school record in shot put (52-2) and placed fifth at state championships as a senior… earned Associate degree from Iowa Central Community during high school career.

Personal – – Born 7/14/2003… exercise science major… parents are Amber and Mark Graves… high school coach was Mike Swieter.