University of Iowa Athletics

#49 Ethan Hurkett

Height 6-3
Weight 260 lbs.
Class Sr.
Hometown Cedar Rapids, Iowa
High School Xavier
Ethan Hurkett - Football - University of Iowa Athletics

2023 Honors – – National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society inductee… Big Ten Distinguished Scholar… Academic All-Big Ten… Dean’s List student (2023 fall, 2024 spring)… Team Hustle Award, defense… 2023 – – Played in 13 games, recording 49 tackles (25 solo, 24 assists), including six tackles for a loss of eight yards, one interception for 16 yards, three QB pressures and one recovered fumble on the season… posted a career-high nine tackles (five solo, four assists) in 31-0 loss at Penn State… matched a career-high nine tackles (five solo, four assists), which led the team, including 1.5 tackles for a loss of one yard), and collected his first career interception, returning it 16 yards to set up Iowa’s game-winning field goal in 13-10 win at Nebraska… recorded five tackles (three solo, two assists), including a career-high and team-leading two tackles for a loss of four yards, in 20-13 win at Iowa State… one of those tackles for loss was on a fourth-and-one play to clinch the victory over Iowa State… recorded four tackles (one solo, three assists), including 0.5 tackles for a loss of one yard, in 20-14 win over Purdue… had four tackles (two solo, two assists) in 12-10 loss vs. Minnesota… had four tackles (two solo, two assists), including one tackle for a loss of one yard, in 10-7 win at Northwestern… recovered his first career fumble in 26-16 win over Michigan State… letterwinner.

2022 Honors – – Academic All-Big Ten for second year… Coaches Appreciation Award, defense… 2022 – – Listed as second team left defensive end following spring practice… played in all 13 games, collecting 15 tackles (10 solo, five assists), including two for a loss of 12 yards and one QB sack for 10 yards, and one QB pressure… matched career-best with three tackles in 27-14 loss to #4 Michigan(two solo, one assist)… matched career-high with three solo tackles in 24-3 win at Purdue… recorded two tackles in 9-6 loss at Illinois (one solo, one assist)… had two tackles in 13-10 win at Minnesota (one solo, one assist), with a shared tackle for loss… collected one solo tackle in 33-13 win over Northwestern, recording his first career QB sack… letterwinner.

2021 Honors – – Academic All-Big Ten… 2021 – – Played in first three games before missing final 11 games due to injury… collected three tackles in 34-6 win over #17 Indiana (one solo, two assists)… also had a shared tackle for loss and one QB pressure.

2020 Honors – – Dean’s List student (2020 fall, 2021 spring)… 2020 – – Redshirted, did not see any game action.


High School Honors – – Earned first-team all-state honors as a senior… district Defensive Player of the Year as a senior… first-team all-metro, all-district, and all-area as a senior… first-team all-state as a junior… first team all-metro and all-district as a junior… four-year Honor Roll student… two-time all-district academic team honoree… Career – – Three-year football letterman as inside linebacker and fullback… team captain and MVP as a senior… prep team won Class 3A state title as a sophomore and junior and reached state playoffs as a senior… four-year record of 43-2… had 53.5 tackles as a senior, with 14.5 tackles for loss, two sacks, one interception, and one fumble recovery… had 64 tackles as a junior, with 10 tackles for loss and two sacks… had 34.5 tackles as a sophomore… also lettered in track.

Personal – – Born 9/19/2001… management major… parents are Janelle and Edward Hurkett… high school coach was Duane Schulte.