Roth Named Pre-Season All-American

IOWA CITY, IA – University of Iowa senior defensive end Matt Roth has been named to the prestigious Playboy magazine pre-season all-America team.

IOWA CITY, IA – University of Iowa senior defensive end Matt Roth has been named to the prestigious Playboy magazine pre-season all-America team.

Roth, a 6-4, 270 pounder from Villa Park, IL., becomes the 14th Iowa player ever named to the Playboy team. Just last year offensive lineman Robert Gallery and kicker Nate Kaeding were named to the team. Iowa Head Coach Kirk Ferentz was also named Playboy's pre-season 2003 Coach of the Year.

Roth was a first-team all-Big Ten selection by both the media and the coaches last year. Roth had 51 tackles last year and 16 tackles for a loss of 92 yards. He had 12 sacks for a minus 83 yards and forced four opponent fumbles. He led the Hawkeyes in both sacks and tackles for loss. Roth ranked second in the Big Ten and 13th nationally in sacks and fifth in Big Ten tackles for loss.

Roth is also a candidate for the 2004 Ted Hendricks Defensive End of the Year Award.

Iowa Playboy all-Americans

Alex Karras DT 1957
Curt Merz E 1959
Larry Ferguson RB 1961
Karl Noonan E 1964
Gary Snook QB 1965
John Niland OL 1965
Craig Clemons DB 1971
Larry Station LB 1985
Dave Croston OL 1986
Tim Dwight WR 1997
Jared DeVries DT 1998
Nate Kaeding PK 2003
Robert Gallery OL 2003
Matt Roth DE 2004

Iowa Playboy Coach's of the Year

Forest Evashevski 1957
Jerry Burns 1965
Kirk Ferentz 2003


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