04/17/2013 - 2013 Iowa Pro Day: James Ferentz (6-2 5/8, 284) - His dad is Iowa's coach. He ran the 40-yard dash in 5.21 and 5.11 seconds. He had a 27 1/2-inch vertical, an 8-foot-1 broad jump, a 4.89-second short shuttle, a 7.46-second three-cone drill and 23 reps on the bench. He's a good free agent type of guy. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com
01/03/2013 - Three senior members of the University of Iowa football program have been invited to compete in the East West Shrine Game. Center James Ferentz, wide receiver Keenan Davis and defensive back Micah Hyde will participate in the all-star contest. The East West Shrine Game will be played Saturday, Jan. 19, at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. Game time is 3 p.m. CT, and the contest will be televised by the NFL Network.
Ferentz (6-foot-2, 284 pounds) is an Iowa City native who started all 38 games over the past three seasons. He earned second-team All-Big Ten honors from Big Ten coaches in 2012. He shared team MVP honors with Hyde this past season and was named one of five permanent team captains. - Iowa football
12/03/2012 - 2012 ALL-BIG TEN SECOND TEAM (COACHES): C James Ferentz, Iowa, has been selected Second Team All-Big Ten (Coaches selection) for the 2012 college football season. Ferentz (6-2, 284), an Iowa City native, started all 38 Iowa games over the last three seasons. He earned honorable mention honors from both coaches and media as a junior. - Iowa football
12/03/2012 - 2012 ALL-BIG TEN HONORABLE MENTION (MEDIA): James Ferentz, Iowa, has been selected Honorable Mention All-Big Ten (Media selection) for the 2012 college football season. Ferentz (6-2, 284), an Iowa City native, started all 38 Iowa games over the last three seasons. He earned honorable mention honors from both coaches and media as a junior. Tobin (6-6, 290) was recognized for the first time in his career. The native of Worthington, Iowa, started all 12 games this season and has 21 career starts. He started the first seven games of the season at left guard before starting the final four games at left tackle. - Iowa football
08/02/2012 - Top-five Iowa prospects for the 2013 NFL Draft: 3. C James Ferentz...Although not an elite NFL prospect, Ferentz probably wouldn't have it any other way. He is used to handling adversity and battling through others doubting him, especially after a bit of a rocky start to his collegiate career. Ferentz received only one BCS scholarship offer out of high school and it happened to be from his father, the head coach at Iowa, which obviously attracted some mixed attention and put extra pressure on an 18-year old kid. Ferentz also had two run-ins with the law because of alcohol-related offenses and was suspended for a period of time. Despite his early struggles, he earned the starting center job as a sophomore in 2010 and started every game. Ferentz again started all 13 games last season at center and earned All-Big Ten Honorable Mention honors, leading to him being named to the Rimington Award watch list prior to the upcoming season. At 6-2 and weighing just 250-pounds out of high school, he was considered short and too small for the Big Ten. But Ferentz, who finished runner-up at the Iowa state wrestling championships as a senior in high school, is now up to 285-pounds with 26 career starts under his belt. He is a scrappy, physical blocker who uses his lack of height to his advantage, keeping his butt low to the ground and winning the leverage game. Ferentz is a team leader and as one of only two returning starters on the offensive line from last year, he will be relied upon as one of the top voices in the huddle. The Hawkeyes have had at least one offensive lineman drafted each of the past four years and Ferentz could extend that streak to five next April. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
07/18/2012 - 2012 OUTLAND TROPHY PRESEASON WATCH LIST: James Ferentz, Iowa, C, has been selected to the Preseason Outland Trophy Watch List for the 2012 college football season, which goes to the best interior lineman in college football, as selected by the Football Writers Association of America. Ferentz is also on the Rimington Trophy Watch List, which honors the nation's top college center. The Iowa City native earned honorable mention All-Big Ten honors in 2011 by both league coaches and media. Ferentz (6-foot-2, 284) has started the last 26 games at center. - Iowa football
07/10/2012 - 2012 RIMINGTON TROPHY AWARD PRESEASON WATCHLIST: James Ferentz, Iowa, Senior, has been selected to the 2012 preseason watch list for the The Rimington Trophy, presented annually to the Most Outstanding Center in NCAA Division I-A College Football. Ferentz was also named to the Rimington Trophy Watch List prior to last season. The Iowa City native earned honorable mention All-Big Ten honors in 2011 by both league coaches and media. Ferentz (6-foot-2, 284) has started the last 26 games at center. - Iowa football