Welcome back 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 #63, offensive lineman Justin Britt.
Another day, another absolute stud from the Iowa Hawkeyes offensive line to highlight: your newest starting right guard, Kyler Schott.
Justin Britt - Redshirt Sophomore
Indianapolis, IN (Warren Central)
6’4”, 302 lbs
2021 Projection: 2nd Team Right Guard
Justin Britt has all the makings of a future stud at guard for the Iowa Hawkeyes. He received valuable playing time his freshman year in 2019, appearing in four games at the start of the season and gaining valuable in-game experience, before redshirting.
As a redshirt freshman, Britt appeared in four games once again, this time scattered across the course of the shortened 2020 season, but making an impact in setting up running holes for running back Tyler Goodsoon (see: celebration photo above. I wish someone could lift me up like that).
This season, Britt is poised for more. I’d be shocked if we didn’t see him spend a little time at both left and right guard, as well as soaking up info from the aforementioned Kyler Schott in the meantime. Britt is bigger than Schott, weighing in at just a hair over 300 lb, and is sure to be a presence on the line in the coming years. But for now, it seems like he will still be seeing limited action this year, unless an unforeseen injury occurs, or — and this is more likely — the line gets shuffled for who knows what reason. The nice thing is that Britt has that in-game experience from years past to fall back on if anything does happen. And we know he’ll be prepared.
But otherwise, he should just take advantage of snaps when he gets them, and keep learning from Schott wherever he can. He could definitely have what it takes to be the next stud Iowa offensive lineman on what continues to be a long, long list.