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During Kirk Ferentz’s tenure, six Iowa tight ends have been drafted into the NFL. At least five others made rosters and practice squads in the professional league.
That draftee number just might be eight in the not-so-distant future. Noah Fant and T.J. Hockenson both blew up last year, posting incredible seasons in an ultimately successful season for the Hawkeyes.
Their stats were impressive (Fant: 30 catches, 494 yards, 11 touchdowns; Hockenson: 24 catches, 320 yards, three touchdowns) but their impact was all over the field. Not to mention, they were durable too. Each played in all 13 of Iowa’s games and they were on the field quite a bit.


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