Iowa Native, Walk-On Kyler Schott Emerging As Crucial Player For Hawkeyes

first_img “It was unreal… It’s been a dream of mine to play football here. Finally, I got the opportunity to play some real time, not the three plays I got to play last year… It was really fun. … I knew I was ready to go.”Schott had no scholarship offers coming out of high school, and was only offered some financial assistance at a junior college. He joined Iowa as a walk on and played a handful of snaps last year.While the schools that ultimately declined to offer Schott may have been surprised by his performance, Iowa quarterback Nate Stanley was not. He told the media that he wasn’t surprised due to the way he works and trains.“Maybe it’s a surprise to the outside world… but I saw the way he works in the weight room and conditioning. The way he pays attention, the way he practices… I’m not surprised at all.”With Jackson now expected to miss at least a pair of games, Kyler Schott will have many more chances to make his mark.[The Gazette] A group of Iowa Hawkeyes football helmets.WEST LAFAYETTE, IN – NOVEMBER 03: General view of Iowa Hawkeyes helmets are seen during the game against the Purdue Boilermakers at Ross-Ade Stadium on November 3, 2018 in West Lafayette, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)The Iowa Hawkeyes got off to a great start this weekend by easily beating Miami (OH). But it was an especially important game for one Iowa walk-on who came on as an injury replacement, Kyler Schott.Schott, an Iowa native who was basically unrecruited at any college level, came in for star offensive tackle Alaric Jackson after he went down with an injury. He proceeded to handle the Miami defenders with ease, keeping the pocket clean and helping the rushing attack thrive.Speaking to the media this week, Schott called it a dream to play for Iowa, and to have a big role at that.Via The Gazette:last_img