Cato, Brown to transfer from Iowa

Iowa announced today that sophomore safety David Cato and freshman running back Josh Brown have decided to transfer.

Both players will attempt to land at schools closer to their homes. Cato appeared in 12 games for the Hawkeyes in 2009, recording six tackles, including one for loss. He was one of just seven true freshmen to play in 2008 and recorded 13 tackles, a forced fumble and a pass breakup. Cato had been backing up All-Big Ten safety Tyler Sash, who has two more years of eligibility left.

Brown redshirted this fall and would have been in a very crowded mix at running back in 2010.