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.
Beyond our actual countdown, we’re also filling in the players we’ve missed. For the most part, those are players who have been added to the roster after we’ve gotten past their number on the countdown.
Up next is #69, offensive lineman Tyler Endres!
We continue our countdown to Iowa Hawkeye football with #69, Tyler Endres.
Tyler Endres - Sophomore
Norwalk, IA (Norwalk HS)
6’6”, 295 lbs
2021 Projection: Reserve Offensive Lineman
Iowa’s Tyler Endres looks to find his way onto the field in any capacity this fall. Endres redshirted in both the 2019 and 2020 school years without seeing any game action. Endres’ journey follows that of many Hawkeyes who have come before him, especially of the offensive line variety. He lettered four years in football. He was named to the All-Iowa Elite All-State team as a senior. He was rated a four-star prospect by 247Sports. He also lettered in basketball and track.
One interesting thing of note, Tyler is related to former Hawkeye great Chris Street. Street will forever be this Hawkeye fan’s favorite Hawk. Here is some video of Endres’ senior year highlights on HUDL.
Endres’ highlights look good. Of course they do, they are highlights. He does, however, move his feet well and he finishes blocks. He also appears that he has changed his physique a bit with two years in the Iowa program. He looked massive in high school. He has trimmed down and added strength while adding quickness.
As we all know, as Iowa’s offensive line goes the Hawkeyes go. It starts up front. Endres will be coached up by new offensive line coach George Barnett.
The third year in the program is oftentimes when it clicks for some players. Both from a physical and mental standpoint. Depth on the offensive line is a key component of Iowa Football. Iowa has some studs returning and many young guys who are looking to make their mark. Steel sharpens steel. Look for Tyler Endres to make significant strides this year. Go Hawks!