Hyde wins Big Ten Defensive Back of the Year

BY DI STAFF | NOVEMBER 27, 2012 6:30 AM

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Iowa senior cornerback Micah Hyde was named the Big Ten’s top defensive back on Monday when the conference announced him the winner of the Tate-Woodson Defensive Back of the Year Award.

The Fostoria, Ohio, native recorded 78 tackles in 2012, and led Iowa with 14 pass breakups. He also had a hand in six turnovers — intercepting a pass, forcing two fumbles, and recovering three. He returned a fumble recovery for a touchdown against Purdue on Nov. 10.

Hyde was also the only Hawkeye voted to the All-Big Ten first team by both coaches and media.

Senior center James Ferentz was named to the conference’s second team by coaches and given honorable mention by the media. Tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz, linebacker Anthony Hitchens, and kicker Mike Meyer were given honorable mentions in both votes.

Offensive lineman Matt Tobin was named honorable mention by the coaches, and defensive lineman Joe Gaglione and linebacker James Morris were given honorable mention by the media.

— by Sam Louwagie

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