IOWA CITY, Iowa – There was a time when Iowa Football worked hard to preserve redshirts for true freshmen. This practice has faded over the years with student-athletes leaving early for the NFL and the transfer portal.

Discounting the 2020 Covid-19 season, the Hawkeyes have averaged five true freshmen skipping redshirts over the past five years. This is heavily weighted from ’17, when the number was 10.

A rule in place prior to ’18 allows players to see action in four games or less in a redshirt. Iowa is making good use of the legislation with 10 total student-athletes avoiding redshirts in the three non-Covid seasons. It’s averaged four over the last two full seasons (’19 and ’21).

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