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‘Sweet Feet’ Tracy takes leadership role with Iowa Hawkeyes receivers

FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020 file photo, Iowa wide receiver Tyrone Tracy Jr. runs on...
FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020 file photo, Iowa wide receiver Tyrone Tracy Jr. runs on the field during an NCAA college football game against Michigan State in Iowa City, Iowa. It was back in the 2019 season when Tyrone Tracy Jr., gave himself the nickname “Sweet Feet.” Never mind that Tracy was just a redshirt freshman in Iowa’s experienced wide receiver group. He came up with it, he said that season, so it was his. Two years later, he said he’s keeping it.(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)(Charlie Neibergall | AP)
Published: Jun. 23, 2021 at 5:14 AM CDT
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IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Tyrone Tracy Jr. wants to establish himself as the leader of Iowa’s young receiving corps.

Tracy took a back seat to Brandon Smith and Ihmir Smith-Marsette in the pandemic-shortened 2020 season. He had just 14 catches for 154 yards and one touchdown.  

Smith and Smith-Marsette are gone. That leaves Tracy and Nico Ragaini to lead a group that also includes seniors Charlie Jones and Max Cooper.

Tracy says his goal is to be the top receiver in the Big Ten.

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