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Reiff Makes it Official, He's Turning Pro!



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IOWA CITY, Iowa - - University of Iowa junior offensive tackle Riley Reiff announced he will enter the 2012 NFL Draft, forgoing his final year of eligibility with the Hawkeye football program.

 

“I want to thank coach Kirk Ferentz, coach Reese Morgan, and the entire coaching staff for giving me the opportunity to play football at the University of Iowa,” said Reiff.  “Throughout my years Iowa, I have made lifelong friends and learned many valuable lessons, not only on the playing field, but also off the field, that will stick with me for the rest of my life.  The University of Iowa has been an amazing place, from everyone associated with the university, to Hawkeye fans, and the citizens of Iowa City.  Once again, thank you, and go Hawks!”

 

Reiff (6-foot-6, 300 pounds) was named first team All-Big Ten by both league coaches and media in 2011 after earning second-team honors in 2010.  He was also named first-team All-America in 2011 by Pro Football Weekly and also earned All-America recognition from Phil Steele’s College Football, SI.com, and Yahoo! Sports.

 

“Riley has been an outstanding player for us the past three seasons and I am confident he will continue to experience great success in the years ahead,” said Ferentz.  “We are very appreciative of his contributions to our team.”

 

Reiff is a native of Parkston, S.D., where he was the Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior.  He was also a three-time state wrestling champion.  After a redshirt season in 2008, Reiff moved into Iowa’s starting lineup midway through the 2009 season. He had 37 career starts, including the last 34 games of his Hawkeye career.

 

Iowa posted 35 wins over the last four seasons, including winning the 2009 Outback Bowl, the 2010 FedEx Orange Bowl and the 2010 Insight Bowl.

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