Welcome to the start of our preview of the Iowa Hawkeyes’ 2022 football season as we take a look at each individual player on the roster and count down the days until kickoff at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, September 3rd. Here’s a preview of every player, as well as the full current lineup in the Countdown Story Stream.
Next on the countdown is #65, offensive lineman Logan Jones.
The more things change, the more they stay the same. That’s one of my mom’s 700 sayings. It’s also true, and it affects Iowa football a lot.
Logan Jones – Second
Council Bluffs, IA (Lewis Central)
6’3″, 283 lbs
2022 projection: 1st team center
Logan Jones terrorized Iowa high school players for years. He was one of those kids who made you say, “Does he still play high school ball?!” Jones earned the first-team All-State title in soccer during his junior and senior years. He also won the Lineman of the Year award twice. His Lewis Central team has gone 21-3 for the past two years. Jones was a team captain. He has played football four times. He also captioned 4 times in the lane; he won state titles in shot and discuss. He earned 3 letters in basketball. In other words, he’s exactly what Iowa is looking for in a football player.
In 2020, Jones wore a red shirt. In 2021, Jones missed the field for the first 10 games due to injury. He played in the Illinois game. The Hawkeyes’ coaches then began looking around Tyler Linderbaum and Logan Jones and said, “Yeah, let’s roll that back.” As you know, Tyler Linderbaum came in and was a defense attorney. Lindy switched to center and the rest is history. Logan Jones also came in and played as a defender. The rest is to continue, but I like the young man’s makeup and trust Hawkeye’s coaching staff.
Jones needs to put on a little more weight. One area where he’s already thriving is in the weight room. Jones set two Hawkeye football records for defensive tackles. His squat was 630 pounds and his hang clean was 435. Damn!
Here are some highlights from Logan Jones’ senior year of high school. ATTENTION – not for the faint of heart!
Tyler Linderbaum was an athletic, badass football player for our Iowa Hawkeyes. There aren’t many Linderbaums out there, but there are so many comparisons between these two players that I wouldn’t bet against Jones. Jones will continue to add weight, work in the weight room and work on his craft, and who knows what his upper limit will be. He’s just a phone call/text away from any of the GOATS.