Kluver voted onto Iowa football Leadership Group

Tyler Kluver

Tyler Kluver

IOWA CITY — The University of Iowa football program has named 18 players to the 2017 Leadership Group, and Marshalltown native Tyler Kluver is a member.

The group is made up of 17 seniors and one junior, and was created with the purpose of assisting in formulating policies and being involved in team decision-making throughout the season. Players are selected by a team vote.

“Our success is a product of the leadership provided by this group on an annual basis,” said Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz. “The input and leadership is valuable to our entire program throughout the entire year, not just during the fall season. Our older players are a valuable resource to our younger guys and set a great example of our expectations.”

Kluver, a 2013 Marshalltown High School graduate, is a fifth-year senior long-snapper for the Hawkeye football team. After redshirting in his first year, Kluver has started handled deep snaps for all punts, field goals and point-after attempts in every game since the 2014 season.

Kluver, an exercise science major, received the team’s Hustle Award for the special teams unit at the completion of the 2016 season.