The Hawkeyes are one of several programs with multiple selections.
ESPN released its All-America team this morning, and Iowa is well-represented.
Cornerback Josh Jackson and linebacker Josey Jewell were the Hawkeyes’ two All-Americans. Iowa joins Oklahoma, Ohio State and Texas as programs with more than one selection.
Here’s what ESPN said about Jackson and Jewell:
Iowa went 7-5, but few players had more impact on the playoff race than Jackson, who intercepted J.T. Barrett three times (two of the picks set up Iowa touchdowns) in the Hawkeyes’ stunning win over Ohio State. Jackson made plays throughout the season, leading the Big Ten and tying for the national lead with seven interceptions. He also had 19 pass breakups, a forced fumble and a blocked kick. Jackson was named the Big Ten’s defensive back of the year and a finalist for the Jim Thorpe Award.
Jewell’s omission from the Butkus Award finalists lists remains baffling, but the Iowa star gets his due here. Despite missing two games to injury, he leads the Big Ten and ranks fourth nationally with 125 tackles, making this his third straight season of at least 120 stops. Jewell also leads Iowa in tackles for loss (13.5) while ranking second in pass breakups (11). He intercepted two passes and had a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. The Lott IMPACT Trophy winner is one of the nation’s most consistently productive and elite players.
Read through the entire All-America team here.