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Iowa tight ends T.J. Hockenson and Noah Fant and safety Amani Hooker were named to the Associated Press All-America football team released Monday.

Hockenson and Hooker were named to the second team, while Fant was a third-team selection.

Hockenson, a redshirt sophomore from Chariton, received the John Mackey Award last week as the top tight end in the nation. Hockenson was named Big Ten Tight End of the Year and earned first-team All-Big Ten honors from Big Ten media and the AP.

Hockenson leads the Hawkeyes with 46 receptions for 717 yards and six receiving touchdowns.

Hooker is a junior from Minneapolis. He was named Defensive Back of the Year in the Big Ten and earned first-team All-Big Ten honors from both coaches and media.

Hooker ranks second on the team with 59 tackles (33 solo, 26 assists). He shares the team lead and ranks second in the Big Ten with four interceptions for 60 yards and leads the team with seven pass break-ups.

Fant, a junior from Omaha, Neb., was named first-team All-Big Ten by league coaches and second-team by conference media and the AP. Fant recorded 39 receptions for 519 yards and led the Hawkeyes with seven touchdown receptions.

Iowa (8-4) will face Mississippi State in the Outback Bowl in Tampa, Fla., on Jan. 1.

 

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