Today, Iowa Hawkeye All-Conference junior cornerback Shaun Prater announced that he will return to the football team for his senior year, forgoing an early entry to the NFL.
That’s good news for Hawkeye Nation.
This season, Prater recorded 68 tackles, four interceptions, 10 passes defended and a fumble recovery.
The junior filled a void left by All-Big Ten cornerback Hawkeye Amari Spievey who chose the opposite path: he entered the draft in 2010, instead of staying for his senior year. Spievey plays for the Detroit Lions.
Prater announced his decision via Facebook today and wrote the following:
“Just finished discussing my future plans with family & coaches and HAWK NATION I think the best thing for me to do is come back for my senior season and play one more year in Kinnick Stadium.. Let’s go get that National Championship hawks!!”
Sash joined Prater this season as first-team All-Conference selection with his 79 tackles and two interceptions, while McNutt led the team in receiving with 53 catches for 861 yards.
And really, who can forget Sash’s lateral to Micah Hyde in the Michigan State game?
The team will enter the 2011 season with 20-plus less players. It’s going to be interesting with a new quarterback, new running backs and two divisions. Change will be good for this team.
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Written by Debbie Baratz