Sports Illustrated has named Decorah native Josey Jewell one of the top 30 college football players in the country for this fall's action

Posted: Tue, Jul 4, 2017 4:40 PM

Sports Illustrated is saying a lot of good things about University of Iowa linebacker Josey Jewell, a Decorah native.

The magazine has just named its top 100 college football players for this fall's season--and Jewell comes in at #29.  Said the magazine, "Jewell brings a track record of consistency that is tough to match. As he enters his senior season, the linebacker is coming off of back-to-back seasons with over 120 tackles. He also has 14.5 career tackles for loss and 19 passes defended. Jewell anchors the Hawkeyes defense from his role in the middle, and his leadership will be even more valuable this fall now that star cornerback Desmond King is gone. Told by the NFL draft advisory committee that he should stay in school rather than leave for the pros after last season, Jewell now has extra drive to put together another season of sideline-to-sideline playmaking."

Read the complete article here: https://www.si.com/college-football/2017/06/19/top-players-ranking-2017-season?xid=nl_siextra&utm_source=si.com&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=si-extra&utm_content=2017063012PM