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It's spring football at Iowa--- former Cedar Falls football star--Ike Boettger is projected to start at right tackle

Last year-- Boettger served as a backup to All-American and Outland Trophy winner Brandon Scherff at left tackle last fall---

It has been an interesting journey for Boettger who played quarterback, tight tend and defensive end in high school-- and was initially recruited as a tight end by the Hawkeyes---but just like former Iowa great Robert Gallery from East Buchanan-- Ike got too big for the position.

Iowa Head Coach Kirk Ferentz said,
"When he showed up here as a freshman, he kept growing, and he wasn't a bad tight end, but it just looked like he was going to outgrow it like some of the other guys I mentioned earlier. He's got a great attitude, really good work ethic. We've moved him around, guard and tackle, left and right and all that stuff, and he handles it pretty adeptly, but like the quarterback discussion earlier, he really hasn't done it under the gun as much. But he ran out there in the Ball State game when Brandon came out and held his own, did a nice job, did some good things."

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