Three Hawkeyes Selected To Compete In East-West Shrine Game

By Marc Morehouse, Reporter

Iowa's Micah Hyde (18) celebrates as he runs off the field with John Wienke (14) following their 18-17 win over Northern Illinois Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012 at Soldier Field in Chicago. (Brian Ray/The Gazette-KCRG)


By Grant Burkhardt

IOWA CITY, Iowa - From Iowa sports info:


IOWA CITY, Iowa – Three senior members of the University of Iowa football program have been invited to compete in the East West Shrine Game. Center James Ferentz, wide receiver Keenan Davis and defensive back Micah Hyde will participate in the all-star contest.

The East West Shrine Game will be played Saturday, Jan. 19, at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. Game time is 3 p.m. CT, and the contest will be televised by the NFL Network.

Ferentz (6-foot-2, 284 pounds) is an Iowa City native who started all 38 games over the past three seasons. He earned second-team All-Big Ten honors from Big Ten coaches in 2012. He shared team MVP honors with Hyde this past season and was named one of five permanent team captains.

Hyde (6-1, 190) is from Fostoria, Ohio. He shared Iowa’s MVP award after also starting all 38 games in his final three seasons. Hyde earned the Big Ten’s Tatum-Woodson Defensive Back of the Year Award and was first-team All-Big Ten by both league coaches and media. Hyde is tied for 18th in career interceptions (eight) and tied for 34th in career tackles (240).

Davis (6-3, 215) is a Cedar Rapids, Iowa, native who ended his Iowa career with 112 receptions for 1,470 yards and seven touchdowns. He is tied for 14th in career receptions and ranks 19th in receiving yards. He totaled 47 receptions for 571 yards and a touchdown in 2012.

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