2019 ScheduleAll times ET

2019 Schedule
9-4, 2nd in Big Ten - West
NFL draft profile: Anthony Nelson (0:51)
Is T.J. Hockenson the next Gronk? (0:57)
Morry Gash/AP Photo
43dESPN

The most dynamic game-breaker on each Top 25 team

Who will be the most electric players for the nation's top teams this season? Clemson and Alabama have an embarrassment of riches on offense, but they're not the only ones.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Iowa TE Noah Fant (6-foot-4, 249 pounds) posted ridiculous testing numbers today at the NFL combine. Fant ran a 4.50 40 yard dash with a 39.5-inch vertical jump and a 6.81 three-cone time. Fant has first-round ability at the position, with the skill set to flex from the formation and create matchups in the passing game.

ESPN Stats and Information  

Iowa's Noah Fant had the best 40-yard dash (4.5), vertical jump (39.5"), and broad jump (10'7") among tight ends in this year's NFL Combine

Dane Beavers ESPN.com 

Iowa's Noah Fant officially ran the fastest 40-yard dash of the tight ends at the NFL combine. His 4.50 edged out Caleb Wilson's 4.56. ESPN draft expert Mel Kiper Jr. has compared Fant to free agent Jared Cook, the former South Carolina tight end who ran a 4.50 40 at the combine in 2009. Fant is Kiper's third-ranked TE in the this class. Cook went in the third round to the Titans in 2009.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

In a group of tight ends that is considered to be predominantly stocked with better pass catchers than in-line options overall, UCLA's Caleb Wilson and Iowa's Noah Fant were the fastest Saturday at the NFL's scouting combine. Wilson ran an unofficial 4.50 in the 40-yard dash while Fant clocked an unofficial 4.51 (one scout I contacted had him at a hand-held 4.49). Two of the other most highly-rated tight ends in the draft, Alabama's Irv Smith Jr. and Iowa's T.J. Hockenson, had their best of 40s of the day clocked unofficially at 4.64 and 4.71, respectively.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Iowa TE Noah Fant, who is one of two Hawkeyes at the position with the potential to be off the board in the first two rounds of next month's draft (T.J. Hockenson is the other) kicked off Saturday's workouts rather nicely at the scouting combine with an unofficial 4.51 40-yard dash in his first attempt. Hockenson ran a 4.71 (unofficial) in his first attempt.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

In a draft with many tight ends who are far more proficient in the passing game than they are along the line of scrimmage — "the guys who can do both are getting harder and harder to find because they're not in the college game in a lot of places," is how Broncos president of football operations/general manager John Elway put it — Iowa's T.J. Hockenson has the all-around potential people in the league want. "I take a lot of pride in being a complete tight end," Hockenson said. " ... I love to block, I love to run routes, I love catching the ball."

Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports
57d

Banned Iowa announcer to return after season

Iowa play-by-play announcer Gary Dolphin, who was suspended for likening a player to "King Kong," will be reinstated after the basketball season and will cover spring football practice.

Roy K. Miller/Icon Sportswire
72dTom Luginbill

How Top 25 teams addressed needs on signing day

National championship contenders don't rebuild, they reload. Check out how each Top 25 team has used recruiting and the transfer market to replenish talent this offseason.

AP Photo/Jay LaPrete
76dHeather Dinich

Gene Smith stepping down from CFP committee

Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith is stepping down from the College Football Playoff selection committee to focus on helping first-year football coach Ryan Day. Smith will be replaced by Iowa athletic director Gary Barta.

Andy Cross/The Denver Post/Getty Images
92dTom VanHaaren

Breaking down the Big Ten recruiting classes

The usual suspects -- Michigan and Ohio State -- are near the top of the recruiting rankings again, but the most surprising classes in the conference are at places like Nebraska, Purdue and Wisconsin.

AP Photo/Holly Hart
101dMitch Sherman

Iowa star TE Hockenson declares for NFL draft

T.J. Hockenson of Iowa, the Mackey Award winner as the nation's top tight end in 2018, declared his intention on Monday to enter the NFL draft.

Keith Gillett/Icon Sportswire
110d

Iowa DB Amani Hooker headed to NFL

Iowa junior defensive back Amani Hooker says he will enter the NFL draft. He was the Big Ten's defensive back of the year this season.

Find Tickets