Josey Jewell (born December 25, 1994) is an American football linebacker for the Iowa Hawkeyes.

Early years

Jewell attended Decorah High School in Decorah, Iowa, where he played high school football as a linebacker and running back. [4] He committed to the University of Iowa to play college football. [5]

College career

After redshirting his first year at Iowa in 2013, Jewell played in 11 games and made four starts in 2014. He finished the season with 51 tackles and one sack. [6] As a sophomore in 2015, he started all 14 games and led the team with 126 tackles, three sacks and four interceptions. [7] [8] As a junior in 2016, Jewell started all 13 games and again led the team with 124 tackles with 1.5 sacks. [9] He was second-team All-Big Ten for the second straight season, and a finalist for the Butkus Award. [10] As a senior in 2017, he won the Jack Lambert Award, [11] was a finalist for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, [12] and was named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year after leading the Big Ten with 125 tackles.

College statistics

Iowa Hawkeyes
Defense
Year Team GP Tackles For Loss Sacks Int Yards TD Passes Def FR FF
2014 Iowa 11 51 1.0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 Iowa 14 126 7.5 3.0 4 63 1 6 1 1
2016 Iowa 13 124 6.0 1.5 0 0 0 9 0 1
2017 Iowa 12 136 13.5 4.5 2 37 0 11 1 1
College Totals 50 437 28.0 10 6 100 1 26 2 3