One Iowa upperclassman will play his final season of collegiate football elsewhere.
Wide receiver Jonathan Parker is leaving the Hawkeyes as a graduate transfer, the team announced Tuesday. Parker missed most of the 2016 season with an injury, and he will be immediately eligible wherever he lands.
“Jonathan has made contributions to our program throughout his career, which was unfortunately hampered by injury for most of the 2016 season,” head coach Kirk Ferentz said in a press release. “Jonathan earned his degree in December, and we wish him nothing but the best in completing his playing career elsewhere next fall.”
The 5-foot-8, 185-pound Parker began his Hawkeyes career as a running back, saw his playing time decrease each season. After rushing for 141 yards and a touchdown while also returning 24 kickoffs as a freshman in 2014, Parker carried the ball just twice in six games in 2015 and appeared in just one game in the 2016 season after a preseason injury.