The work of Iowa tight ends Noah Fant and T.J. Hockenson and quarterback Nate Stanley in the Hawkeyes’ win at Indiana on Saturday led all three to a pair of national honors announced this morning.
Fant and Hockenson became the first teammates ever to be named as co-recipients of the weekly John Mackey Tight End of the Week honor handed out by the John Mackey Award committee, while Stanley was selected as the Davey O’Brien Award National Quarterback of the Week.
The Mackey organization honored Fant and Hockenson for combining to catch eight passes covering 209 yards and recording three of the six touchdown receptions collected by Iowa in the road win.
A junior from Omaha, Nebraska, Fant recorded his sixth touchdown of the season on a 28-yard reception in the first quarter and later caught a 58-yard pass which led Iowa to its final touchdown in the 42-16 game.
Hockenson, a sophomore from Chariton, Iowa, scored on 9- and 54-yard pass plays in the victory.
All were part of a 21-of-32 passing performance by Stanley.
The junior from Menomonie, Wisconsin, threw for 320 yards and a career-high six touchdowns as Iowa improved to 5-1 on the season. The passing performance was the third in four games for Stanley which topped 300 yards.