Iowa tight end Tony Moeaki is hoping his final season in a Hawkeye uniform will be injury free. The former high school All-American out of Illinois has battled numerous injuries during his Iowa career.
His 2007 season was cut short with an injury at Wisconsin and saw limited action in 2008, a season in which he caught 13 passes and scored one touchdown.
Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz says Moeaki has had a lot of hard luck in his career and if there is any justice, Moeaki will go through his year injury free. Ferentz says if that happens, he could put up big numbers, as he is an excellent football play and a great team leader. He says when you are away from the game with injuries, it sharpens your focus.
Moeaki appreciates the support but says he is not thinking about the past, he says he is approaching the season like it is any other. Moeaki says he is excited to be back and couldn’t imagine something unlucky happening again. Moeaki does not consider himself to be "snake bit".
He says there have some frustrating moments, but he says injuries happen all the time in college and the NFL. Moeaki says he never was hurt in high school. Iowa opens September fifth against U.N.I.