IOWA CITY, IA - University of Iowa tight end Tony Moeaki will sit out the remainder of the 2007 season due to medical reasons. The announcement came today from Head Coach Kirk Ferentz.
Moeaki, a 6-4, 255-pound junior from Wheaton, IL, was injured in the Wisconsin game earlier this year and has been out of action since that time. He suffered an elbow and hand injury. Moeaki will apply for a medical hardship for the 2007 season and is expected to have two years of eligibility remaining.
Moeaki had been having a breakout season, prior to his injuries. In Iowa's 35-0 win over Syracuse, the receiver had eight receptions for 112 yards and three touchdowns. All were career highs. He has hauled in 14 passes for 170 yards this season. He was on the John Mackey Watch List, an award which goes to the top tight end in college football.
Moeaki entered the 2007 season with 22 career catches for 284 yards and three scores.
"We feel badly that these serious injuries have ended Tony's 2007 season," said Ferentz. "We feel good about his chances for a full recovery and look forward to his being on the field for the next two years."