Skip to main content

Five University of Iowa Football Hawkstars to NFL-

As most people know, the University of Iowa Football team had an incredible previous season. Only losing 1 game in season (University of Northwestern) and 1 game in post-season (which was lost in overtime to Ohio State), the hawks put up a great fight year round which really showed in the end of the year draft.
The Hawkeyes once again set a new record, only this time it was in the number of players drafted into the NFL. The latest draftee was offensive tackle Kyle Calloway. Though he is not one of the most known players on the team, Calloway was a three year started for the Hawkeyes and earned second-team all-Big Ten honors in 2008 and in 2009- which were know as great seasons for the University of Iowa football team. Kyle Calloway was selected by the Buffalo Bills in New York.
The first from the University of Iowa football team to be picked in the 2010 NFL draft was offensive tackle Bryan Bulaga. Bryan was the 23rd pick in the first round of the draft by the Green Bay Packers in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Bulaga is the 34th Hawkeye to be drafted under the coaching of head coach Kirk Ferentz and is the fourth 1st round selection. Bulaga broke records with his new opportunity and has given Kirk Ferentz and the Hawkeyes an even better name than before. He is known for more than just his football accomplishments, he is also known for his hard work and dedication to the sport.
In the second round of the NFL draft Pat Angerer was taken by the Indianapolis Colts. The University of Iowa linebacker completed an outstanding career as a Hawkeye and in his last season had 145 tackles - the 5th best single-season total in Hawkeye history. That total included 5 tackles for loss and a sack. Angerer led the Big Ten in tackles per for league games with an average of 12.8 stops. Pat was a brilliant player that will be greatly missed among the University of Iowa Hawkeyes.
In round 3 of the 2010 NFL football draft, two great Hawkeyes were chosen to join the NFL. Amari Spievey and Tony Moeaki were both drafted, Spievey to the Detroit Lions and Moeaki to the Kansas City Chiefs. Amari is known as a ‘shutdown corner’ and has been an incredible asset to the Hawkeyes. Moeaki is a tight end who also had impressive performances for the Iowa Hawkeyes.
The 4th round of the draft outside linebacker, A.J. Edds, was selected to play for the Miami Dolphins in Miami, Florida. This Hawkstar is originally from Greenwood, Indiana and as a senior he ranked among Big Ten conference leaders in interceptions with the final steal of his career helping Iowa finish up the fourth period in the triumph over Georgia Tech in the 2010 Orange Bowl.
These outstanding Hawkeyes are making history with their outstanding accomplishments and hopeful futures ahead of them in the NFL.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Steps to healing and solastalgia.

It's quite amazing how your inner landscape changes after abuse and trauma.  Things that never used to bother me, or never even entered my awareness are now triggers sending off anxiety responses and distress.  The intensity of these varies and even though I am aware of them and have good protective strategies in place, frequently they go where they want to go as happens in trauma response.  Your hypothalamus hijacks your brain and off goes your heart rate, blood pressure, cognitive function etc.  If ever you find yourself in the company of someone with severe anxiety or experiencing a traumatic trigger please don't expect them to snap out of it or just get over it, the healing process doesn't work like that. They are not being dramatic or silly, nor is it something they have control over.  Be patient, help them to ease their anxiety and fear by using their senses.  Smelling the smells around them, feeling the breeze on their skin. Noticing the texture of their shirt, the …

I've been back in the studio....

Over the past weeks I've been getting myself back into the studio.  At first I would just walk in there and look around. Perhaps open the windows and doors. Then I started to do a bit of decluttering here, some cleaning there, some rearranging somewhere else.  Short, sporadic little visits.

Then suddenly, without fanfare or planning I found myself in the studio painting some days ago.  I wanted to paint birthday gifts for some special girls in my life who celebrated their birthday over the weekend.  I had been mulling the idea over for awhile and rather agonised over the 'perfect' quote for each one.  They are twins and similar but I wanted the artworks to be personal and celebrating their indivual characters and spirits.

Miss Jade is unique and wild and lives life outside the lines. She is also vibrant and beautiful and fragile and delicate while being resilient.  So for her, I had to do a hodgepodge of wildflowers.  I notice I inadvertantly photographed the front of my bla…

A Day out With Mum

Today I took my Mum out for a belated Mother's Day jaunt.  We started our day in search of plants for her garden so headed up to Buderim to Manawhee Plant Nursery.


There were a great many plants that we were interested in but none that suited Mum's specific purpose unfotunately so we left empty handed.  I was sorely tempted by the herbs but held myself together.  We've had tradies working on replacing all of our gutters (130m in all) this week so my money has been spent elsewhere....

From the nursery we headed off to have morning tea at my friend Jodi's.  We've been friends since we were children and Jodi considers Mum to be her second mum.  We had a lovely visit and enjoyed tea and snacks on Jodi's lovely verandah - sorry was so busy chatting I forgot to take photos!

Our next stop was the latest Endeavour Prize home at Maleny.  It was very busy both in Maleny and out at the prize home.  I really liked this house.  It is in traditional Queenslander style as was th…