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April 16, 2012

Hawks add JUCO walk-on

Iowa Central Community College defensive end Wil Rathjen is going to continue his football career at the University of Iowa. The 6-foot-3, 250-pound Rathjen, who is originally from Durant, Iowa, will be joining the Hawkeyes as a walk-on this coming season.

"I'm at Iowa Central now finishing up my AA degree and then I'll be going to Iowa this fall," said Rathjen, who attended Iowa's spring scrimmage on Saturday. "I'm walking on and playing d-line."

As a sophomore at Iowa Central, Rathjen earned special mention all-region honors after collecting 29 tackles and 2 sacks for the Tritons, who finished the 2011 season with a 6-4 record.

Iowa's 2012 walk-on class now includes:

Wil Rathjen - 6-foot-3, 250-pound DE from Durant, IA (Iowa Central Community College)

Riley McCarron - 5-foot-9, 175-pound WR/DB from Dubuque, IA (Wahlert)

Steve Ferentz - 6-foot-1, 220-pound TE/OL from Iowa City, IA (City High)

Jalen Chambers - 6-foot-5, 300-pound OL from Bellevue, IA (Bellevue)

Cole Croston - 6-foot-6, 230-pound OL/DL from Sergeant Bluff, IA (Sergeant Bluff-Luton)

Jeremy Nelson - 6-foot-2, 210 pound LB from Sioux City, IA (Heelan)

David Tann - 5-foot-10, 185-pound DB from Cedar Rapids, IA (Washington)

Will Kincart - 6-foot-3, 235-pound OL/DL/LS from Bloomfield, IA (Davis County)

Alex Imming - 6-foot-3, 205-pound WR from Sioux City, IA (East)

Michael Malloy - 6-foot-0, 180-pound RB/WR from Sioux City, IA (Heelan)

Andre Dawson - 6-foot-1, 220-pound RB from Cedar Rapids, IA (Iowa Western Community College)



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