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78 Days Until Iowa Football: Trey Winters

A big boy from Iowa

NCAA Football: Wisconsin at Iowa Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

A terror monster on the defensive line switches sides.

Trey Winters – RS Freshman
Ankeny, IA (Centennial)
6’5”, 315 lbs
2019 Projection: backup offensive lineman

Given Iowa’s history of producing killer offensive linemen, it’s not super common to hear about a walk-on make a name for himself along the line. Cole Croston and Boone Myers come to mind. At 6-5, 315, Trey Winters has the frame to earn himself some playing time, but he’s got his work cutout for him.

The Ankeny native took a redshirt last year, his first in Iowa City. The son of former Iowa basketball player James Winters, Trey really only had the opportunity to continue playing football at a high level at Iowa, Iowa State or UNI. Per Rivals, his only other offer came from Kent State.

A defensive tackle in high school, Winters has been Doyleized up another 10 lbs or so to switch sides of the ball and to start making holes instead of plugging them.

Iowa could see some serious attrition along the offensive line after this year if Alaric Jackson and Tristan Wirfs start fielding phone calls from the NFL. And with the Paulsen brothers being seniors, a few spots could open up.

That’d be when I’d keep an eye on Winters.