Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz confirmed star wide receiver Matt VandeBerg will apply for another year — and that he thinks VandeBerg will get NCAA approval.
The news isn’t too surprising, but Ferentz now has confirmed it publicly. VandeBerg will apply for a medical hardship so he can return next season.
VandeBerg suffered a foot injury last week during practice, which will cause him to miss at least the rest of the regular season. With Tuesday’s news, it seems Iowa hopes and expects VandeBerg to be back for 2017.
As reported by Land of 10’s Chris Kwiecinski on Monday, VandeBerg must meet this criteria:
The injury must occur during the athlete’s four eligible years, in the first half of the athlete’s season and before the athlete participates in 30 percent of games that season. Finally, the injury must be season-ending.
VandeBerg led the Hawkeyes with 65 catches and 703 receiving yards in 2015. He had 19 receptions for 284 yards and three touchdowns this season.
Ferentz says Matt VandeBerg wants to come back for a fifth year, and it's appears more favorable that he will.
— Scott Dochterman (@ScottDochterman) October 4, 2016