36 Hawks on NFL Rosters + 9 on Practice Squads(Updated Nov 16). 9 Went to NFC/AFC Championship Games. Jake Gervase & Alaric Jackson Super Bowl Champs

Franisdaman

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Comparing IOWA to Iowa State,
2021, 2020, 2019 & 2018:


On Sep 21, 2021:

IOWA:

36 former Hawks were on NFL Active Rosters
+ 6 more on Practice Squads

Iowa State:
5 former Clowns were on NFL Active Rosters
+ 5 more on Practice Squads


THE 2021 DETAILS:



The Clown U Breakdown (09/21/2021 11:56AM ET.):

3 Active
--Klein, AJ (Bills)
--Montgomery, David (Bears)
--Lazard, Allen (Packers)

2 on Injured reserve
--Nwangwu, Kene (Vikings)
--Soehner, Dylan (Saints)

5 on Practice Squad
--Wirtel**, Steve (Packers)
--Akers, Landon (Rams)
--Perry**, Jamal (Dolphins)
--Leo, Matt (Eagles)
--Jacobson, Michael (Seahawks)



On Dec 28, 2020:

IOWA:

33 former Hawks were on NFL Active Rosters
+ 3 more on Practice Squads

Iowa State:
5 former Clowns were on NFL Active Rosters
+ 2 more on Practice Squads

THE 2020 DETAILS:

Iowa State
AJ Klein, LB, Bills
David Montgomery, Bears
Allen Lazard, Packers
Kelechi Osemele, Chiefs
Jamal Perry, Dolphins

Hakeen Butler, Eagles, PRACTICE SQUAD
Matt Leo, Eagles, PRACTICE SQUAD; an Australian, is part of the International Player Pathway program.


Iowa:




2019 & 2018

@HawkeyeFootball took 37 players to NFL camps in the summer of 2019.

Check out this breakdown comparison:


2019
# Players Making 53 man NFL Rosters

28: IOWA
5: Clown U


# Players Making an NFL Practice Squad:
6: IOWA
2: Clown U


2018
# Players Making 53 man NFL Rosters

26: IOWA
5: Clown U


# Players Making an NFL Practice Squad:
4: IOWA (Rudock & Willies don't count)
2: Clown U.



THE DETAILS:

Dec 4, 2019 Update:

28 on NFL Rosters
6 on Practice Squads




Oct 23, 2019 Update:


28 on NFL Rosters

7 on Practice Squads



Oct 17, 2019 Update:


27 on NFL Rosters
8 on Practice Squads



Oct 16, 2019 Update:

27 on NFL Rosters
7 on Practice Squads


Oct 1, 2019 Update:

The Buffalo Bills signed WR Nick Easley to their practice squad.



Sep 26, 2019 Update:


Sep 24, 2019 Update:

25 Hawkeyes Made 2019 NFL 53 Man Rosters; An additional 4 Hawkeyes are on Practice Squads (updated 2:55 pm, Sep 6, 2019)


Here's the list of those 29 Hawkeyes. Note the 4 Hawks labeled with "PT (practice team/squad)."

NOTE: The Patriots signed OL James Ferentz on the morning on Sep 6, 2019.




And Clown University in Lames, Iowa?

5 made 53 man rosters and 2 made practice squads.



26 Hawkeyes Made 2018 NFL Rosters; An additional 6 are on Practice Squads (updated Sep 3, 2018)

UPDATED Monday Sep 3, 2018

List: Iowa, Iowa State, UNI players in the NFL

Remember Derrick Willies? He's a Cleveland Brown


Mike Hlas

The Gazette


Bill Belichick/New England cut four of the five former Hawkeyes on his roster, including offensive lineman James Ferentz. Also getting pink slips were offensive linemen Cole Croston and Matt Tobin, and wide receiver Riley McCarron. On Sunday, the Patriots signed Croston, Ferentz and McCarron to their practice squad.

Other ex-Hawkeyes who got released on Saturday as NFL teams got down to their 53-player regular-season rosters were:

RB Akrum Wadley, Tennessee

OL Andrew Donnal, Baltimore (claimed by Detroit on waivers)

DL Carl Davis, Baltimore (claimed by Cleveland on waivers)

TE Henry Krieger Coble, L.A. Rams (re-signed by the Rams for their practice squad)

RB LeShun Daniels, Green Bay

K Marshall Koehn, N.Y. Giants

RB James Butler, Oakland

DL Nathan Bazata, Tampa Bay

Also cut was quarterback Jake Rudock, who had been with the Detroit Lions the last two years after playing his senior season at Michigan as a graduate transfer from Iowa. The Lions will re-sign Rudock to their practice squad.


So which former Hawkeyes are on NFL teams? These men:

OL Ike Boettger, Kansas City (cut by Buffalo Saturday, claimed by the Chiefs Sunday)

OL Marshal Yanda, Baltimoree

DB Micah Hyde, Buffalo

OL James Daniels, Chicago

DL Carl Davis, Cleveland

LB Christian Kirksey, Cleveland

LB Josey Jewell, Denver

LS Casey Kreiter, Denver

OL Andrew Donnal, Detroit

OL Bryan Bulaga, Green Bay

DB Josh Jackson, Green Bay

DL Mike Daniels, Green Bay

LB Anthony Hitchens, Kansas City

LB Ben Niemann, Kansas City

DB Desmond King, L.A. Chargers

OL Austin Blythe, L.A, Rams

DL Jaleel Johnson, Minnesota

OL Riley Reiff, Minnesota

DL Adrian Clayborn, New England

QB C.J. Beathard, San Francisco

TE George Kittle, San Francisco

DB Greg Mabin, San Francisco

OL Matt Tobin, San Francisco

OL Adam Gettis, Tampa Bay

OL Brandon Scherff, Washington

WR Tevaun Smith, Jacksonville (injured reserve)



Practice squads

WR Riley McCarron, New England

OL James Ferentz, New England

OL Cole Croston, New England

TE Henry Krieger Coble, L.A. Rams

QB Jake Rudock, Detroit

Wide receiver Derrick Willies, who caught four passes for Iowa in 2004 before leaving the team, stuck as a rookie with the Cleveland Browns.

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As for Iowa State, rookie linebacker Joel Lanning and rookie offensive lineman Jake Campos were cut by the Dallas Cowboys and rookie wide receiver Allen Lazard was released by the Jacksonville Jaguars, then signed to the Jaguars’ practice squad. Campos was signed to the Cowboys’ practice squad.


Cyclones in the NFL:

DT David Irving, Dallas

OL Kelechi Osemele, Oakland

LB A.J. Klein, New Orleans

LB Jeremiah George, Indianapolis (IR)

DT Ahtyba Rubin, Oakland (IR)


Practice squad:

WR Allen Lazard, Jacksonville

OL Jake Campos, Dallas



Former Northern Iowa players in the NFL:

LB L.J. Fort, Pittsburgh

RB David Johnson, Arizona

DB Deiondre Hall, Philadelphia

DL Xavier Williams, Kansas City


Practice squad

WR Reece Fountain, Indianapolis


Drake

TE Eric Saubert, Atlanta

LINK: https://www.thegazette.com/subject/sports/list-iowa-iowa-state-uni-players-in-the-nfl-20180902
 
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Beathard is gonna ultimately be the victim, or benefactor, of circumstance.

Is he ready now to be a day 1 starter? Probably not, but the tools are definitely there.

The question is gonna be will he get the chance to run as the guy an organization is all in on. Garappolo seems to be the clear cut #1 in San Francisco, but Beathard is an injury away from playing. We've all seen though that it doesn't necessarily mean that he will be the guy they want going forward, especially if the team struggles.

I feel that Beathard will get his chance, but I don't know that it'll be in San Francisco, unless Garappolo doesn't pan out (which is possible).
 
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Beathard is gonna ultimately be the victim, or benefactor, or circumstance.

Is he ready now to be a day 1 starter? Probably not, but the tools are definitely there.

The question is gonna be will he get the chance to run as the guy an organization is all in on. Garappolo seems to be the clear cut #1 in San Francisco, but Beathard is an injury away from playing. We've all seen though that it doesn't necessarily mean that he will be the guy they want going forward, especially if the team struggles.

I feel that Beathard will get his chance, but I don't know that it'll be in San Francisco, unless Garappolo doesn't pan out (which is possible).
Whats interesting is that the 49ers really liked CJ; enough to take him in the 3rd round; I think he did ok when he was a starter, given the 49ers leaky OL

The Eagles (won the Super Bowl with a backup) and Packers (once Rodgers went down they were toast) proved last year that you really need 2 good QBs to have success in the NFL
 

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Beathard is gonna ultimately be the victim, or benefactor, of circumstance.

Is he ready now to be a day 1 starter? Probably not, but the tools are definitely there.

The question is gonna be will he get the chance to run as the guy an organization is all in on. Garappolo seems to be the clear cut #1 in San Francisco, but Beathard is an injury away from playing. We've all seen though that it doesn't necessarily mean that he will be the guy they want going forward, especially if the team struggles.

I feel that Beathard will get his chance, but I don't know that it'll be in San Francisco, unless Garappolo doesn't pan out (which is possible).
A YEAR on bench? His body will luv it.CJ plays, when? His time will come.Wait and see.
 
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K OKeefe

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Ultimately, it will be be CJ's lack of NFL accuracy that will keep him on the bench. The throw was late and back towards the middle of the field.
 

SDHawkDoc

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I don't see Beathard ever being a team's regular starter.
On the plus side, there are far worse things than carving out a career as a back up nfl QB. If he can hang around in regular roster status for 5 to 7 years, that's not a bad chunk of change in addition to regular pension benefits starting at age 55.
 

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Stats so far:
Beathard 37-20-263-0-1 3-23
Wadley 12-40 6-40 kr 1-64
Butler 3-2
McCarron 1-6 kr 3-62 pr 4-12
HKC 2-45
Koehn 3-4 xp
Johnson 8 tackles, ff
Clayborn 1 tackle, 1 sack, ff
Davis 1 tackle
Bazata 1 tackle
Kirksey 1 tackle
Niemann 9 tackles, int 1-26-1
Jewell 7 tackles
Hyde 4 tackles
Mabin 4 tackles
Jackson 2 tackles, int 1-22-1, pr 1-41
 

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The niners gave Garappollo a $137 million contract. The guy getting the big dollars is going to be 1st string. CJB will have an uphill battle to move in front of Garappollo.
 

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But for the first time, he's actually on my favorite team. He better not get cut, he's been great! I think he fits in KC's defense well too. Imagine Hitchens and Niemann being side by side.
Amen. Probably not this year, but could see Ben being a big contributor on specials, and then you never know when you'll get a shot.....:)
 
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Sett1997

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Wadley is either injured or getting cut.
Anyone have info if he’s injured?
 

citizenHawk

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Was just thinking the same thing. Hope someone picks him up. Just crazy to me he's not getting his shot.
 
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Niemann 2 Tackls
Butler 2 for 6
Leshun Daniels 5 for 23
JJ 1 Tackle, 1 PD and 1 Pick Six called back for penatly on teamate
Josey 8 Tackles
Riley 4 Catches, 50 yards

Some others
CJ 8-7-83-0-0
Koehn 1-1 fg 44 yards
Kirksey 4 tackles
Hitchens 7 tackles
King 6 tackles 19 yard kick return