Welcome to the official countdown to kickoff! Each day through September 4th we’re highlighting a member of the Iowa football team whose number corresponds with the number of days remaining until football returns to Kinnick Stadium. You can find each of the previous players highlighted in the Countdown to Kickoff stream here. You can also find the full Iowa roster here.
Up next is #79, offensive tackle Jack Plumb.
Jack Plumb - Junior
Green Bay, WI (Bay Port HS)
6’7”, 293 lbs
2021 Projection: Starting Left Tackle
Iowa’s Jack Plumb has pretty big shoes to fill in a literal and figurative sense. Alaric Jackson manned the Hawk QB’s blindside for four years and 42 starts. That’s incredible when you think about it. Jackson has moved on and Offensive Line University needs to find a new left tackle. What are the Hawks working with?
In 2018 Plumb was one of 12 true freshmen to see the field. He ended up redshirting. In 2019 Plumb played in all 13 games, seeing time on the offensive line and on special teams. In 2020 Plumb saw action in 6 of 8 games, starting two games at right tackle (his starts were against Illinois and Nebby - 2 W’s).
Digging a little bit on Plumb you find some high school basketball videos. Actually, you will find a lot of basketball videos. He has some nice footwork. Big bodies that can move in high school, go to Iowa to get bigger and skilled in offensive line play, get paid in The League. How’s that for my recruiting pitch?!?
Iowa loves multi-sport athletes. Plumb came in as a tight end. Everyone who follows Iowa Football knows these big, agile fellas are destined for the OL.
Left tackle is probably one of the three most important positions on the football field. The left tackles in the NFL make some serious bank. Trent Williams for the San Francisco 49’ers is set to make $23,000,000 this year. Jack Plumb has put in the work. He has some nice game experience. He will receive coaching from a different coach this year in new Hawkeye offensive line coach George Barnett. It’s time for Plumb to step up and become the next Iowa tackle to help win games and get paid in two years much like Tristan Wirfs. I will leave you with this sweet picture of Jack Plumb in high school. Dude is a BOSS!