Where are they now? Tim Dodge
|Tim Dodge played football for the Iowa Hawkeyes from 1997 to 2001. Dodge played both wide receiver and defensive back for the football team, as well as contributing on special teams. He was moved from wide receiver to cornerback between his sophomore and junior years. In 2000, Dodge started 9 games at cornerback for Iowa and intercepted 2 passes that season. He switched back to the offensive side of the ball and played receiver again as a senior in 2001. Dodge played in all 12 games as a senior catching 13 passes for 138 yards. “Viper” had 4 receptions for 26 yards in Iowa’s 19-16 win over Texas Tech in the 2001 Alamo Bowl. A two-sport athlete in college, the Britt, Iowa native also ran track for the Hawkeyes. As a sophomore in 1999, Dodge earned All-American track honors as a member of the Hawkeyes’ 4 x 400 meter relay team. In 2001, he finished 2nd in the 100 meter dash at the Big Ten Outdoor Track and Field Championships.|
Dodge has played in the af2 (Arena Football League 2) since 2003 and has five years experience in the af2. In 2004, while a member of the Quad City Steamwheelers, Dodge caught 108 passes for 1596 yards and 24 TDs and was named the 2004 af2 Ironman of the Year. He was invited to tryout with the NFL’s Carolina Panthers in 2005 but eventually returned to Quad City and Arena football.
Dodge played last year with the Iowa Barnstormers and had 87 receptions for 947 yards and 16 TDs. This year he is again playing Wide Receiver and Defensive Back for the Barnstormers. In four games this season, Dodge has caught 28 passes for 276 yards and 6 TDs. He has also returned 2 kick-offs for touchdowns. The Barnstormers are currently 3-2 on the season. Their next home game is May 23rd against the Amarillo Dusters. For tickets to any home Barnstormer game, visit www.theiowabarnstormers.com or call the ticket office at 515.633.2255.