Brains and Brawn: Iowa Hawkeyes safety Quinn Schulte named an Academic All-American

Quinn Schulte does it all. He mans the backend of the secondary for the Iowa Hawkeyes and he brings it in the classroom as well. He is the true epitome of a student-athlete. His most recent recognition only extends Iowa’s ability to produce talented football players and young men.

The veteran safety, who is returning to Iowa next year in 2024 for one final season, has been named an Academic All-American. The distinction is voted on by the College Sports Communicators. Schulte is a member of the second team.

During the 2023 season, Schulte has 65 tackles, four pass breakups, and an interception. He was Phil Parker’s eyes and ears in the secondary with his experience being vital alongside Xavier Nwankpa, who has benefited greatly from Schulte next to him.

Schulte is among five defensive starters returning for the 2024 season which gives Iowa a ton of experience to rely on. An already stout and stingy defense is reloading with their key players and should be among the tops in the nation once again.

The Academic All-American recognition Schulte is receiving does tie directly into his play on the field. The safety is seemingly always in the right spot, helping make checks to counter the offense’s schemes, and rarely ever gives up the big play. His smarts are just as important as his talent and he combines them both to be a fantastic safety.

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