Iowa’s Josey Jewell Named Preseason All-American by Associated Press

IOWA CITY, IOWA- OCTOBER 22: Running back Corey Clement #6 of the Wisconsin Badgers is brought down by linebacker Josey Jewell #43 of the Iowa Hawkeyes in the fourth quarter on October 22, 2016 at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, Iowa. (Photo by Matthew Holst/Getty Images)

IOWA CITY, Iowa  —  Hawkeye linebacker Josey Jewell has been an “under the radar” star for the last three years … but now the secret is out.

On Tuesday Jewell was named to the Associated Press’ first ever preseason All-American team.  Jewell is on the first team defensive squad.  He is one of three Big Ten players on the list.

Jewell is a Decorah native.  He finished his Junior year last year as a finalist for the Dick Butkus Award given to the nation’s top linebacker.