Eight receiving touchdowns in both 2010 and 2009 ties as seventh best for a single season . . . 16 career receiving touchdowns ties for fourth best at Iowa . . . ranked sixth in the Big Ten in receiving yards per game (66.2) and ninth in receptions per game (4.1) in 2010 . . . had game-winning touchdown catch on final play of 2009 win at Michigan State . . . scoring reception with 2:50 remaining in 2010 win at Indiana was also game-winner . . . one of four juniors named to 2010 Leadership Group . . . one of four sophomores named to 2009 Leadership Group . . . one of two redshirt freshmen named to 2008 Leadership Group . . . only true freshman named to 2007 Leadership Group . . . practiced and played as a wide receiver in 2008 after previously playing quarterback.
McNutt began his Iowa career as a quarterback prospect and five years later leaves as one of the top Hawkeye receivers. He is Iowa's career leader in receiving yardage (2,861) and ranks second with 170 receptions. He tied the single season mark for receptions (82) and set the record for yardage (1,315). He also holds Iowa records for season (12) and career (28) touchdowns, ranking 10th in career scoring (168 points).
Second team all-Big Ten by league coaches and second team and honorable mention by league media . . . second team all-Big Ten by Phil Steele's College Football . . . Started all 13 games at wide receiver . . . Led team in receptions (53) and yards (861) and was second in touchdown receptions (8) . . . Started at wide receiver in 37-7 opening win over Eastern Illinois as offense gained 435 yards total offense . . . Two receptions for 18 yards and one rushing attempt for five yards in opening win . . . Started at wide receiver in 35-7 win over Iowa State as offense gained 479 yards total offense . . . Two receptions for 75 yards vs. ISU, with a long of 66 yards to set up an Iowa touchdown . . . Started at wide receiver in 34-27 loss at Arizona . . . Three receptions for 66 yards at Arizona, including 18-yard scoring reception in fourth quarter for 10th career receiving touchdown . . . Started at wide receiver in 45-0 win over Ball State, collecting three receptions for 23 yards as offense gained 562 yards total offense . . . Started at wide receiver in 24-3 win over Penn State . . . Led team with five catches for 93 yards vs. Penn State, with a long of 24 yards . . . Started at wide receiver in 38-28 win at Michigan . . . Four receptions for 78 yards at Michigan, including key 17-yard gain late in game that led to final field goal . . . Started at wide receiver in 31-30 loss to Wisconsin . . . Led team with career-best seven receptions for 70 yards vs. Badgers, including six-yard scoring reception to give Iowa a 27-24 advantage in fourth quarter . . . Started at wide receiver in 37-6 win over fifth-ranked Michigan State . . . Two receptions for 39 yards vs. MSU, including 22-yard touchdown . . . Started at wide receiver in 18-13 win at Indiana as offense gained 445 yards total offense . . . Led receivers at Indiana with six receptions for 126 yards and a touchdown . . . Scored on 52-yard reception with 2:50 remaining in the game to give Iowa final advantage vs. Hoosiers . . . Started at wide receiver in 21-17 loss at Northwestern . . . Led team with seven receptions vs. Wildcats, matching career-high . . . Had 72 receiving yards, including a five-yard scoring reception to give Iowa a third quarter lead . . . Started at wide receiver in 20-17 loss to Ohio State . . . Matched-career high with seven receptions vs. OSU, good for 92 yards and one touchdown . . . 19-yard scoring reception gave Iowa 7-0 advantage in first quarter . . . Started at wide receiver in 27-24 loss at Minnesota . . . Three receptions for 46 yards at Minnesota, including 18-yard scoring reception in fourht quarter to give Iowa a 24-20 advantage . . . Started at wide receiver in 27-24 Insight Bowl win over 12th-ranked Missouri . . . Two receptions for 63 yards vs. Missouri, including 49-yard reception on opening drive that led to first Iowa touchdown.
Played in 12 games, with five starts . . . concluded season with 34 catches for 674 yards and team-best eight touchdowns . . . started at wide receiver in 17-16 win over Northern Iowa . . . recorded five receptions for 48 yards vs. UNI . . . started at wide receiver in 35-3 win at Iowa State as offense gained 426 yards total offense . . . had one reception for 23 yards at ISU . . . saw action in 27-17 win over Arizona as offense maintained 37:56 in time of possession . . . had two receptions for 50 yards, including career-long 34 yard reception to set up second period touchdown to give Iowa a 14-10 advantage . . . also had 16-yard reception on third down in opening touchdown drive . . . saw action in 21-10 win at Penn State, but had no statistics . . . started at wide receiver in 24-21 win over Arkansas State as offense gained 420 yards total offense . . . had career-best 121 receiving yards on four receptions, with touchdown catches of 41 and 43 yards . . . scoring receptions were first of his career . . . also had 37-yard reception that led to final Iowa field goal . . . started at wide receiver in 30-28 win over Michigan . . . three receptions for 36 yards vs. Wolverines, with a best of 22 yards . . . did not play in 20-10 win at Wisconsin due to injury . . . saw limited action in 15-13 win at Michigan State . . . had two receptions for 23 yards and a touchdown vs. MSU, including game-winning seven-yard scoring catch on the final play of the game . . . also had 16-yard reception on first play of final scoring drive . . . saw action in 42-24 win over Indiana as offense gained 480 yards total offense . . . led team with four receptions for 155 yards and one score vs. Indiana, including 92-yard scoring reception in fourth period, the fourth longest pass play in school history . . . saw action in 17-10 loss to Northwestern . . . two receptions for 91 yards vs. Wildcats, including 74-yard scoring reception on third play of the game . . . saw action in 27-24 overtime loss at Ohio State . . . led team with career-best six catches for 78 yards and two touchdowns . . . nine-yard scoring reception tied game in third period and 10-yard touchdown grab tied game with 2:42 remaining to force overtime . . . also had 33-yard scoring reception on third quarter touchdown drive . . . saw action in 12-0 win over Minnesota . . . one reception for 28 yards vs. Gophers . . . started at wide receiver in 24-14 Orange Bowl win over Georgia Tech as offense gained 403 yards total offense . . . had four receptions for 21 yards vs. Georgia Tech, including four-yard scoring reception in first period for first points of the game.
Did not see action in opening win over Maine . . . saw first career action in 42-0 win over Florida International as offense rushed for 241 yards and gained 512 yards total offense . . . had one rushing attempt for no gain vs. FIU and completed 1-3 passes for 10 yards, with one interception . . . did not see action in 17-5 win over Iowa State . . . did not see action in 21-20 loss at Pittsburgh . . . Did not see action in 22-17 loss to Northwestern . . . Did not see action in 16-13 loss at Michigan State . . . Saw action in 45-9 win at Indiana as offense rushed for 227 yards and gained 422 yards total offense . . . Had first pass reception of career for 11 yards to convert a fourth down against the Hoosiers . . . Saw action in 38-16 win over Wisconsin as offense gained 254 rushing yards, but had no statistics . . . Did not see action in 27-24 loss at Illinois . . . Did not see action in 24-23 win over third ranked Penn State . . . Did not see action in 22-17 win over Purdue . . . Did not see action in 55-0 wn at Minnesota due to injury . . . Did not see action in 31-10 Outback Bowl win over South Carolina.
High School honors - - First team all-state as a senior . . . two-time second team all-conference . . . Suburban Journal Athlete of the Year . . . second team all-state as a junior . . . earned honorable mention all-conference laurels as a sophomore . . . Career - - career totals include 196-375 passing for 3,308 passing yards and 31 touchdowns, with 10 interceptions . . . ran for 337 yards and eight touchdowns . . . threw for 1,605 yards and 15 touchdowns on 90-162 passing as a senior, with six interceptions . . . also ran for 248 yards and six touchdowns . . . passed for 1,239 yards and completed 79-157 attempts for 12 touchdowns and four interceptions as a junior . . . installed as the starting quarterback six games into his junior year, and led team to six-consecutive wins to take prep team to the state championship game . . . nominated for the Army vs. Navy all-star game . . . also lettered in basketball and baseball . . . drew interest as a collegiate basketball player as well, and was nominated for the McDonald's all-American game. . . . one of three players from St. Louis area on Iowa roster . . . high school coach was John Pukala.
Born 7/4/89 . . . Parents are Anita and Marvin McNutt.