Fant Named 1st Team All-American

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- University of Iowa junior tight end Noah Fant was named to the Athlon Sports 2018 All-America team, it was announced Tuesday.

Fant, who led all FBS tight ends averaging 16.5 yards per catch in 2017, landed on the All-Big Ten first team. He led Iowa and all FBS tight ends with 11 touchdown receptions, and ranked second on the team with a career-high 30 receptions.

The Omaha, Nebraska, native was named to the Athlon Sports All-Big Ten preseason team in May and is one of three Big Ten athletes named a first-team All-America selection.

In addition, the Big Ten leads all conferences with 22 All-America selections.

The complete Athlon Sports All-America team is available at

Iowa opens the 2018 season hosting Northern Illinois on Sept. 1 in the first of seven home games at Kinnick Stadium. For ticket information visit

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