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Updated Spring Roster

The Iowa Hawkeyes start spring practice on Wednesday and that means an early look at what the team is going to look like in 2012, including a new roster. In this update, we go inside the spring roster released this week and take a look at the updated weights to see which players made the biggest gains, some new additions to the team, number changes, and much more.
UPDATED WEIGHTS
These were the biggest weight changes when comparing things to the 2011 roster.
Melvin Spears - from 224 to 255 (+31)
Riley McMinn - from 219 to 245 (+26)
Henry Krieger-Coble - from 210 to 235 (+25)
Cole Fisher - from 195 to 218 (+23)
Travis Perry - from 207 to 230 (+23)
Nico Law - from 180 to 195 (+15)
Jake Rudock - from 185 to 200 (+15)
Ray Hamilton - from 235 to 248 (+13)
Jake Duzey - from 224 to 235 (+11)
Jordan Walsh - from 260 to 270 (+10)
Dominic Alvis - from 255 to 265 (+10)
Jacob Hillyer - from 195 to 205 (+10)
Macon Plewa - from 215 to 225 (+10)
Joe Gaglione - from 255 to 264 (+9)
Jordan Canzeri - from 172 to 180 (+8)
John Lowdermilk - from 195 to 203 (+8)
Christian Kirksey - from 215 to 220 (+5)
Jordan Lomax - from 185 to 190 (+5)
Mike Meyer - from 180 to 185 (+5)
Greg Castillo - from 182 to 187 (+5)
Matt Meyers - from 220 to 225 (+5)
Quinton Alston - from 220 to 224 (+4)
James Morris - from 227 to 230 (+3)
B.J. Lowery - from 185 to 188 (+3)
Tommy Gaul - from 261 to 264 (+3)
Don Shumpert - from 187 to 190 (+3)
Nolan MacMillan - from 288 to 290 (+2)
Blake Haluska - from 208 to 210 (+2)
NEW ADDITIONS
#19 QB Cody Sokol - JUCO recruit who enrolled at semester
#58 OL Eric Simmons - JUCO recruit who enrolled at semester
#31 RB Andre Dawson - JUCO walk-on who enrolled at semester
#93 DL Nathan Lyman - walk-on transfer from Southwest Minnesota State
NUMBER CHANGES
WR Jacob Hillyer - now wearing #17 (was #84)
LB Cole Fisher - now wearing #36 (was #42)
LB Macon Plewa - now wearing #42 (was #36)
NO LONGER LISTED ON THE ROSTER
RB Jason White
DB Brendon Boerm
OL Jared Kracke
DB Jordan Price
LB Terrance Pryor
LB Lucas Speaker
ROSTER BREAKDOWN
Total Players: 87
Seniors: 18
Juniors: 23
Sophomores: 26
Redshirt Freshmen: 20
Returning Lettermen: 40 (19 offense, 18 defense, 3 specialty)
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