Sam LaPorta B1G from Iowa close to the end of the year

IOWA CITY, Iowa – University of Iowa senior tight end Sam LaPorta was named the Kwalick-Clark Big Ten Tight End of the Year to highlight Iowa’s offensive honors on all-conference teams. The Big Ten announced the Offensive Awards on Wednesday.

LaPorta was named a first-team All-Big Ten by both league coaches and the media after being named to the third-team as a junior. LaPorta is also one of three tight ends nominated as finalists for the John Mackey Award, which goes to the nation’s top tight ends.