Ferentz, in his fourth year at Iowa, resurrected an Iowa program and led the Hawkeyes to an 11-1 regular season mark this season. A bowl game still awaits the third-ranked Iowa team.
The national winners will be announced January 7th at the national coaches convention in New Orleans.
CLARK NAMED MACKEY FINALIST
IOWA CITY, IA. – Iowa's all-American tight end Dallas Clark has been named a finalist for the 2002 John Mackey Award. The award goes annually to the nation's top collegiate tight end. The winner will be announced Dec. 11th.
Clark, a junior from Livermore, IA, has been named to the 2002 Football Writers first all-America team and is a first-team all-Big Ten selection by the writers and coaches.
He caught 39 passes for 645 yards and four touchdowns this season. Dallas caught a seven-yard TD catch against Purdue with just over a minute remaining to give Iowa the come-from-behind victory. He also caught a 95-yard scoring aerial in the same game.