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Iowa NFL Combine Invites Announced

first_imgiowa players line up to run onto the field against nebraskaLINCOLN, NE – NOVEMBER 24: Players for the Iowa Hawkeyes line up to take the field against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium on November 24, 2017 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)The NFL combine is a few weeks away but we now know which college football stars have been invited to the event. The Iowa Hawkeyes look set to be well-represented with several players on their way to Indianapolis.According to NFL.com, four members of the Hawkeyes have been invited to the combine: Tight end Noah Fant, tight end T.J. Hockenson, defensive back Amani Hooker, and defensive end Anthony Nelson.A sophomore in 2018, Hockenson led Iowa in receiving yards last year with 760 – more than doubling his total from the previous season.Fant, a junior, finished second on the team in receiving yards, but led the team in receiving touchdowns for his second year in a row with seven. Path to the Draft! Ball out fellas | #NFLCombine @nrfant @TheeHOCK8 @amaniball @ANelly98 pic.twitter.com/xqsMDQgETm— Hawkeye Football (@HawkeyeFootball) February 7, 2019Hooker finished second on the team in tackles with 65, including 3.5 tackles for loss. He was tied for the team lead in interceptions with four, and led the team in passes defended with seven.Nelson demonstrated terrific pass rush ability for the Hawkeyes in his junior year, notching 9.5 sacks, 13.5 tackles for loss, 45 tackles, and a fumble recovered for a touchdown.Last year there were three members of the Hawkeyes selected in the draft: Center James Daniels (Bears), cornerback Josh Jackson (Packers), and linebacker Josey Jewell (Broncos).last_img read more