Iowa NFL playoffs recap; Tyler Linderbaum stands out in all-star game
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Iowa and the NFL playoffs
Four former Iowa Hawkeyes are on teams playing in the NFL playoffs. Here is a quick recap of the weekend action and who is still chasing a Super Bowl ring.
- Defensive end Adrian Clayborn and the Atlanta Falcons beat offensive lineman Austin Blythe and the Los Angeles Rams 26-13 on Saturday. Clayborn penned a personal essay on the Players Tribune before the game where he thanked the Iowa staff for instilling in him the proper mentality to survive as a professional football player.
- Defensive lineman Karl Klug and the Tennessee Titans beat the Kansas City Chiefs 22-21 on Saturday.
- Defensive back Micah Hyde and the Buffalo Bills lost to the Jacksonville Jaguars 10-3 on Sunday. On his way to the locker room to be evaluated for a concussion, Hyde sprayed water on Jacksonville fans, as Frank Schwab of Yahoo Sports reported.
Growing up with the Hawkeyes
The Iowa football program is part of linebacker signee Dillon Doyle’s life. He is the son of strength coach Chris Doyle. His exposure to the team, and what he learned from being around the Hawkeyes, ensured he became one.
A standout performance
Matthew Bain of the Des Moines Register watched Iowa defensive tackle signee Tyler Linderbaum play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl last weekend. What stood out to Bain about Linderbaum’s game is the same thing that drew the Iowa staff to the in-state product: his quickness and athleticism separates him from other defensive tackles.
Preparing for the off-season
David Schwartz, of HawkeyeNation.com, is trying to get Iowa fans through the next several months with no football by putting together a Top 10 list of Iowa football moments on YouTube. No. 1 should be obvious, but the play on the list from this year probably isn’t. Which 2017 moment do you think made the list?
It’s not the kind of streak Iowa men’s basketball wants to be on. The Hawkeyes dropped their fifth straight Big Ten contest, falling 91-73 to Maryland on Sunday.
Big game, big win
Megan Gustafson scored 34 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead the No. 18 Iowa women’s basketball team to an 84-71 victory over Illinois on Sunday. It was the kind of performance coach Lisa Bluder was looking for following a mid-week loss to No. 13 Maryland. The Des Moines Register recaps the win.
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