Packers Select Former Hawkeye Micah Hyde

By Scott Dochterman, 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 -- Iowa cornerback Micah Hyde was selected in the fifth round by Green Bay in today's NFL draft. Hyde, 22, picked up the Big Ten's Tatum-Woodson Defensive Back of the Year Award and was named first team All-Big Ten by both league coaches and media. He tied for 18th in Iowa history in interceptions with eight. He totaled 240 tackles in his four seasons. He started his last 38 games at Iowa and played in 51, including three bowl games. Hyde scored three touchdowns in his Iowa career: one on an interception (2010, Missouri), one on a lateral (2010 Michigan State) and one on a fumble return (2012, Purdue). Hyde is the 11th member of Iowa's 2010 Orange Bowl defense to get drafted. Others include: defensive end Adrian Clayborn (2011, 1st round); linebacker Pat Angerer (2010, 2nd round); cornerback Amari Spievey (2010, 3rd round); defensive tackle Christian Ballard (2011, 4th round); defensive tackle Mike Daniels (2012, 4th round); linebacker A.J. Edds (2010, 4th round); defensive tackle Karl Klug (2011, 5th round); cornerback Shaun Prater (2012, 5th round); safety Tyler Sash (2011, 6th round); defensive back Jordan Bernstine (2012, 7th round). Bernstine was injured and did not play in the Orange Bowl. Five other players from that defense signed undrafted free-agent contracts: defensive end Broderick Binns; linebacker Jeremiha Hunter; safety Brett Greenwood; linebacker Jeff Tarpinian; linebacker Tyler Nielsen.

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