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Iowa TE Noah Fant preps for bigger role in '18

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By LUKE MEREDITH
AP Sports Writer
   
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- Despite setting records last fall, Iowa tight end Noah Fant went largely unnoticed outside of the Big Ten West.
   
That shouldn't be the case in 2018.
   
Fant will return for his junior season with the Hawkeyes as one of the nation's most intriguing pro prospects at his position. The 6-foot-5, 241-pound Fant has it all -- size, speed, athleticism and an uncanny knack for finding the end zone.
   
Fant caught 30 passes a year ago, 11 for touchdowns. That was a school record for tight ends, and his 16.5 yards per catch led the nation for his position.
   
The Hawkeyes are expecting either bigger numbers next fall, despite the fact that defenses will be more focused than ever on shutting Fant down.

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