May 28, 2024

Cooper DeJean of Iowa will miss the remainder of the season because of a leg injury.

Coach Kirk Ferentz announced on Wednesday night that standout Iowa cornerback Cooper DeJean will miss the remainder of the season due to a lower leg injury.

Iowa head football coach Kirk Ferentz confirms Cooper DeJean injury

DeJean was a finalist for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, which is awarded to the best defensive player in the country, and he was a member of The Associated Press midseason All-America team. This week during practise, the junior suffered an injury.

 

Ferentz remarked, “This is really heartbreaking for Cooper.” He is a true playmaker for our team and has played incredibly well. Cooper’s recuperation will extend into the upcoming year, and we will all be there to support him.

This season, DeJean covered almost 400 snaps without surrendering a touchdown. With five pass breakups to his credit, he leads the Hawkeyes and is second with two interceptions.

 

He has the best punt return average in the Big Ten (11.5 yards), and late in the game against Michigan State, he scored the game-winning touchdown with a 70-yard return.

 

With an 8-2 record and a 5-2 conference record, the Hawkeyes lead the Big Ten West. Iowa’s defence, which is ranked third in the country and gives up just 12.3 points per game, is its strongest suit.

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