The 2005 Iowa football recruiting class was ranked 6th in the nation.
The 2005 Iowa football recruiting class tapped into the Chicago suburbs to land their prized prospects. 5-star guys like Anthony Moeaki, Dan Doering, and Dace Richardson were at the top of the list and a big reason why this class was ranked so highly.
Consider this as well. This class featured names like Marshal Yanda, Pat Angerer, Brandon Meyers, and Shonn Greene. Moeaki had an injury-plagued career at Iowa but finished strong in his senior season, hauling in10 receptions for 387 yards and 4 touchdowns.
Yanda has a laundry list of accolades in the NFL being a Super Bowl Champion in 2013 with the Ravens, a 7-time pro bowler, and 2-time first-team All-Pro. He’s without a doubt a future Hall of Famer and it all started with the coaching he received at Iowa.
Angerer was part of that magical 2009 football team that started the season 9-0. He recorded 145 total tackles, with 5 tackles for loss, and 1 interception. Shonn Greene began his career at Iowa, but transferred to Kirkwood Community College due to academic issues. He got that straightened out and turned in arguably the best season for a running back in Iowa football history in 2008.
That year, Greene carried the ball 307 times for 1,850 yards with 20 touchdowns and won the Doak Walker Award, recognizing college football’s best running back. He had a 29 carry, 121 yards, and 3 touchdowns performance in the Outback Bowl victory over South Carolina that year as well.