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Meyer earns Big Ten Honor

Mike Meyer kicks against Iowa State in the 2011 game in Ames.

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa junior PK Mike Meyer has been named co-special teams Player of the Week in the Big Ten Conference for his play in Iowa’s 18-17 win over Northern Illinois. The announcement came Monday from the Big Ten Conference office.

Meyer (6-foot 2, 185 pounds), is a native of Dubuque and attend Wahlert HS. He connected on field goals of 34, 29, 22 and 50 yards, while missing a 40-yard attempt just to the right. The 50-yarder ties a career long (at Iowa State, 2011) and the four treys in a game match his career high (at Iowa State, 2011 and at Indiana, 2010). The five attempts tie Iowa’s single-game record, which he also shares.

The 50-yard kick last Saturday came in the fourth quarter and allowed the Hawkeyes to rally for an 18-17 win.

The Big Ten honor is the second for Meyer, who is on the preseason Watch List for the Lou Groza Award. Meyer has 171 career points to ranks 11th on Iowa’s career list. He has made 32-42 (.762) career field goal attempts.

Iowa plays its first home game of the season Saturday, hosting Iowa State (2:42 p.m., BTN) in the annual Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series battle.

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