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Iowa’s Meyer earns special teams honor

September 4, 2012
By TIMES-REPUBLICAN STAFF ( , Times-Republican

IOWA CITY - University of Iowa placekicker Mike Meyer has been honored by the Big Ten Conference after booting four field goals in the Hawkeyes' 18-17 win over Northern Illinois on Saturday.

Meyer, a junior, was named co-special teams Player of the Week in the Big Ten Conference, The announcement came Monday from the Big Ten Conference office.

Meyer connected on field goals of 34, 29, 22 and 50 on Saturday, while missing a 40-yard try that sailed just wide right. Meyer tied a career-long with the 50-yarder and the four field-goal makes in one game matched his career high.

The Big Ten honor is the second for Meyer in his career. He has 171 career points, which ranks 11th on Iowa's career list. He has made 32-of-42 career attempts and is on the preseason Lou Groza Award Watch List.

The last time Meyer made four field goals in one game was last season at Iowa State against the Cyclones. The Hawkeyes will face Iowa State on Saturday in Iowa City at Kinnick Stadium.



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