After switching from safety, Hyde was named to the All--Big Ten second team by league media. He tied team highs in interceptions (three) and pass breakups (eight) in 2011 and is poised to take on an even bigger role following Shaun Prater's departure to the NFL.
LB JAMES MORRIS JUNIOR
The veteran of the corps tied for 37th nationally (fifth in the Big Ten) with 9.2 tackles per game and was especially dominant after the start of conference play, racking up double-digit tackles against Penn State, Indiana, Minnesota and Nebraska.
C JAMES FERENTZ SENIOR
The latest in Iowa's lineage of bullish offensive linemen, the coach's son started all 13 games in 2011 and played every offensive snap in 10 of them. He's a contender for the Rimington Trophy as the nation's top center.
DT LOUIS TRINCA-PASAT SOPHOMORE