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So Long, Farewell: Aaron Mends to Transfer From Iowa Football

Mends suffered a couple tough breaks his career

NCAA Football: Outback Bowl-Florida vs Iowa Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

An Iowa football underclassman re-activated his Twitter account. You know what that means.

Outside linebacker Aaron Mends has announced his intention to finish out his football career outside Iowa City.

Mends, a former three-star recruit saw sporadic playing time throughout his four-year career at Iowa. He saw action in just about every game in 2015 and ‘16... and more of the same in 2017, a year we thought he was going to play significantly. Well Bo Bower, Ben Niemann and Josey Jewell changed that and the table was set for Mends to breakthrough as a senior this year.

And then he tore his ACL six weeks before the season started.

Mends’ lone shining moment as a Hawkeye came in the friggin’ Outback Bowl two years ago, when he sacked Florida quarterback Austin Appleby.

He was never heard from again.

Best of luck to Aaron Mends and his future endeavors. Once a Hawk always a Hawk.