Three Hawkeyes earn AP All-America honors
IOWA CITY — University of Iowa tight ends T.J. Hockenson and Noah Fant and safety Amani Hooker have been named to The Associated Press All-America team, announced on Monday.
Hockenson and Hooker were both named to the second team, while Fant was a third-team selection.
Hockenson, a redshirt sophomore from Chariton, was previously named a second-team All American by the Walter Camp Foundation and the Football Writers Association of America. He also was the recipient of the John Mackey Award for the top tight end in the country and he was awarded the Ozzie Newsome Award, presented by the Touchdown Club of Columbus, Ohio, to the nation’s top tight end.
Hockenson leads Iowa with 46 receptions for 717 yards and six receiving touchdown, as well as one rushing touchdown. He averaged 15.6 yards per catch and is seventh all-time for Hawkeye tight ends in touchdown receptions with seven.
Hooker was named the Tatum-Woodson Defensive Back of the Year in the Big Ten and earned first-team all-Big Ten honors from both the coaches and media.
Hooker ranks second on the team with 59 tackles and he shares the team lead and ranks second in the Big Ten with four interceptions this season. He also has a team-high seven pass breakups.
Fant was a first-team all-Big Ten selection by the coaches and second-team honoree by the media, swapping spots with Hockenson on both lists. He had 39 receptions for 519 yards and led the Hawkeyes with seven touchdown receptions.
Fant ranks first all-time among Iowa tight ends in touchdown receptions with 19 and third all-time among Big Ten tight ends. He has concluded his time playing for the Hawkeyes and has announced he will enter the 2019 NFL Draft.
Quarterback — Kyler Murray, jr., Oklahoma
Running backs — Jonathan Taylor, so., Wisconsin; Darrell Henderson, jr., Memphis
Tackles — Jonah Williams, jr., Alabama; Mitch Hyatt, sr., Clemson
Guards — Beau Benzschawel, sr., Wisconsin; Bunchy Stallings, sr., Kentucky
Center — Garrett Bradbury, sr., North Carolina State
Tight end — Jace Sternberger, jr., Texas A&M
Wide receivers — Jerry Jeudy, so., Alabama; Marquise Brown, jr., Oklahoma
All-purpose player — Rondale Moore, fr., Purdue
Kicker — Andre Szmyt, fr., Syracuse
Ends — Clelin Ferrell, jr., Clemson; Sutton Smith, jr., Northern Illinois
Tackles — Quinnen Williams, jr., Alabama; Christian Wilkins, sr., Clemson
Linebackers — Josh Allen, sr., Kentucky; Devin White, jr., LSU; Ben Burr-Kirven, sr., Washington
Cornerbacks — Deandre Baker, sr., Georgia; Julian Love, jr., Notre Dame
Safeties — Grant Delpit, so., LSU; Deionte Thompson, jr., Alabama
Punter — Braden Mann, jr., Texas A&M
Quarterback — Tua Tagovailoa, so., Alabama
Running backs — Travis Etienne, so., Clemson; Trayveon Williams, jr., Texas A&M
Tackles — Dalton Risner, sr., Kansas State; Andrew Thomas, so., Georgia
Guards — Dru Samia, sr., Oklahoma; Michael Dieter, sr., Wisconsin
Center — Ross Pierschbacher, sr., Alabama
Tight end — T.J, Hockenson, so., Iowa
Wide receivers — Tylan Wallace, so., Oklahoma State; Andy Isabella, sr., Massachusetts
All-purpose player — Greg Dortch, so., Wake Forest
Kicker — Cole Tracy, sr., LSU
Ends — Montez Sweat, sr., Mississippi State; Jachai Polite, jr., Florida
Tackles — Jerry Tillery, sr., Notre Dame; Gerald Willis III, sr., Miami
Linebackers — Devin Bush, jr., Michigan; David Long Jr., jr., West Virginia; Joe Dineen, sr., Kansas
Cornerbacks — Greedy Williams, so., LSU; Byron Murphy, so., Washington
Safeties — Taylor Rapp, jr., Washington; Amani Hooker, jr., Iowa
Punter — Mitch Wishnowsky, sr., Utah
Quarterbacks — Dwayne Haskins, so., Ohio State
Running backs — Benny Snell, jr., Kentucky; Eno Benjamin, so., Arizona State
Tackles — Andre Dillard, sr., Washington State; Cody Ford, jr., Oklahoma
Guards — Terrone Prescod, sr., North Carolina State; Chris Lindstrom, sr., Boston College
Center — Michael Jordan, jr., Ohio State
Tight end — Noah Fant, jr., Iowa
Wide Receivers — A.J. Brown, jr., Mississippi; David Sills V, sr., West Virginia
All-purpose player — J.J. Taylor, so., Arizona
Kicker — Matt Gay, sr., Utah
Ends — Chase Winovich, sr., Michigan; Jaylon Ferguson, sr., Louisiana Tech
Tackles — Jeffery Simmons, jr., Mississippi State; Ed Oliver, jr., Houston
Linebackers — Paddy Fisher, so., Northwestern; David Woodward, so., Utah State; Te’Von Coney, sr., Notre Dame
Cornerbacks — Hamp Cheevers, jr., Boston College; Lavert Hill, jr., Michigan
Safeties — Andre Cisco, fr., Syracuse; Jonathan Abram, sr., Mississippi State
Punter — James Smith, so., Cincinnati