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Former Iowa Tight End Gets Top White House Job

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MIAMI GARDENS, FL - JANUARY 05: A general view of the exterior of Land Shark Stadium as the Iowa Hawkeyes get set to play against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets during the FedEx Orange Bowl at Land Shark Stadium on January 5, 2010 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Last night's election has given way to major changes at the White House. Among them is a massive boon for one former Iowa Hawkeye: Matthew Whitaker.

Whitaker played tight end for Iowa football from 1990 to 1992.

On Wednesday afternoon, Whitaker was appointed Acting Attorney General of the United States by President Trump.

The move follows the resignation of Jeff Sessions earlier in the day.

Whitaker previously served as Sessions' chief of staff at the Justice Department.

In 1990, Whitaker played 11 games and recorded two receptions for 23 yards and a TD. The Hawkeyes went on to become Big Ten co-champions and played in the Rose Bowl, where they lost to Washington.

In 1991, Whitaker set career highs with 112 receiving yards and 12.4 yards per reception. Iowa finished second in the Big Ten that season and tied BYU in the Holiday Bowl.

In 1992, his final season at Iowa, Whitaker had ten receptions for 68 yards as Iowa finished 5-7 on the season.