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2015 NFL DRAFT

James Ferentz, C

School: Iowa  |  Conference: BIG10
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Iowa City, IA
Height/Weight: 6-3 / 284 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
37713-
Career Notes
Selected to compete in East West Shrine game ... started 38 consecutive games over last three seasons ... one of five seniors named to 2012 Leadership Group ... one of five juniors named to 2011 Leadership Group.
2012 Season
Second team All-Big Ten by league coaches and honorable mention by league media ... third team All-Big Ten by CollegeSportsMadness.com ... Roy J. Carver Most Valuable Player, offense ... Permanent Team Captain, offense ... Hayden Fry "Extra Heartbeat" Award, offense ... Iron Hawk Award ... Players Choice Award, offense ... 2012 Preseason Honors - - named to Rimington Trophy preseason Watch List for second straight season ... named to Outland Trophy and Senior Bowl preseason Watch Lists ... third team preseason all-Big Ten by Phil Steele's College Football ... 2012 - - started all 12 games at center ... started at center in 18-17 win over Northern Illinois and played every offensive down ... started at center in 9-6 loss to Iowa State and played every offensive down ... started at center and played every offensive down in 27-16 win over Northern Iowa as offense gained 429 yards total offense.

Started at center and played every offensive down in 32-31 loss to Central Michigan as offense gained 430 yards total offense ... started at center and played every offensive down in 31-13 win over Minnesota as offense gained 374 yards total offense ... started at center and played every offensive down in 19-16 win at Michigan State ... started at center and played every offensive down in 38-14 loss to Penn State ... started at center and played every offensive down in 28-17 loss at Northwestern ... started at center and played every offensive down in 24-21 loss at Indiana ... started at center and played every offensive down in 27-24 loss to Purdue ... started at center and played every offensive down in 42-17 loss at Michigan ... started at center and played every offensive down in 13-7 loss to Nebraska.

2011 Season
Started at center in all 13 games . . . started at center in 34-7 opening win over Tennessee Tech . . . started at center and played every offensive down in triple-overtime loss . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 31-27 win over Pittsburgh as offense gained 475 yards total offense . . . started at center in 45-17 win over Louisiana-Monroe as offense gained 453 yards total offense and allowed no sacks . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 13-3 loss at Penn State . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 41-31 win over Northwestern as offense gained 379 yards total offense and allowed no QB sacks . . . started at center in 45-24 win over Indiana as offense gained 456 yards total offense . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 22-21 loss at Minnesota as offense gained 446 yards total offense . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 24-16 win over 13th-ranked Michigan . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 37-21 loss to Michigan State . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 31-21 win at Purdue as offense gained 408 yards total offense . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 20-7 loss at Nebraska . . . started at center and played every offensive down in Insight Bowl loss to Oklahoma.
2010 Season
Listed as co-first team center following spring practice . . . started at center in 37-7 opening win over Eastern Illinois as offense gained 435 yards total offense . . . started at center in 35-7 win over Iowa State as offense gained 479 yards total offense . . . started at center and played every offesive down in 34-27 loss at Arizona . . . started at center in 45-0 win over Ball State as offense gained 562 yards total offense . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 24-3 win over Penn State . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 38-28 win at Michigan . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 31-30 loss to Wisconsin . . . started at center in 37-6 win over fifth-ranked Michigan State . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 18-13 win at Indiana as offense gained 445 yards total offense . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 21=17 loss at Northwestern . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 20-17 loss to Ohio State . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 27-24 loss at Minnesota . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 27-24 Insight Bowl win over 12th-ranked Missouri.
2009 Season
Not listed on two-deep following spring practice . . . saw first action of career in 35-3 win at Iowa State as offense gained 426 yards total offense.
2008 Season
Redshirted.
High School
First team all-state as a junior and senior... first team all-conference as a junior and senior... honorable mention all-conference as a sophomore... Career - - Team captain... also lettered four times in wrestling.
Personal
Born 6/5/89 . . . interdepartmental studies major . . . parents are Mary and Kirk Ferentz . . . father Kirk Ferentz is Iowa's head football coach . . . one of five players from Iowa City on Iowa roster . . . attended same high school as WR Jay Chelf, QB A.J. Derby and TE Zach Derby . . . high school coach was Dan Sabers.
 
LATEST NEWS
04/17/2013 - 2013 NFL DRAFT: 124 FBS PROGRAMS, 124 POSSIBLE UNDRAFTED ROOKIE FREE AGENTS: IOWA: C James Ferentz (6-1, 289, 5.08)...The son of the head coach, Ferentz lacks ideal size or strength to consistently hold the point in the NFL, but in the right offense, he has the mobility and toughness to survive. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

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