Our countdown continues with another homegrown Iowa product.
Taylor Fox - Sophomore
Winthrop, IA (East Buchanan HS)
6’3”, 290 lbs
2021 Projection: Backup offensive line/special teams
In writing these player previews it is rather amazing at how good you need to be to see the field at the Division One level. Taylor Fox walked on at Iowa in 2019. He redshirted that year. He did not see the field in 2020. Now in his third year in the program, Fox is hoping to contribute in any way. Fox’s recruiting profile listed him at 250 pounds. He now is at 290 pounds. Iowa’s strength and conditioning program is top-notch, folks. A bit of Fox’s high school pedigree. He was a four-year letterman in football. As a senior he was first-team all-state and was selected to play in the Iowa Shrine Game. He was a two-time captain. An interesting tidbit is that he was an accomplished punter. As a junior he set the East Buchanan record for punting yards at 1,351 yards. As a senior Fox averaged 40.4 yards per punt. I’d love for the Hawks to have a big lead and Tory Taylor tag Fox to go out there. A 6’3”, 290 pound punter would be fun to see. Punting (Big Punting) is Winning! Fox also lettered in wrestling and track in high school. Hawkeye fans are familiar with East Buchanan High School as Robert and John Gallery also hailed from there.
Of note: Taylor’s younger brother Cody recently committed to the Hawkeyes. Fox will be part of the 2024 recruiting class.
Here is some high school tape of Taylor Fox. He started on both offensive and defensive lines. Fox serves up many piping hot pancakes.
Taylor Fox is the type of young man who will bring his lunch pail every day. He has gone from a 250 pound prospect to a 290 pound B1G offensive lineman. This being his third year in the program he will do what it takes to see the field in 2021. Go Hawks!