Iowa Western's Poock named All-Midwest
Cody Poock, a 6-foot-3, 230-pound freshman linebacker from Iowa Western Community College, was named first team All-Midwest Football Conference his freshman season along with 13 other Reivers.
Poock ranked first on the team with 73 tackles (30 solos), averaging 6.6 stops per game. The 2013 Spirit Lake graduate made eight tackles for a loss, forced a fumble, recovered a fumble and intercepted two passes that he returned for touchdowns. Both of his defensive touchdowns came against North Dakota State College of Science. Poock returned a pick 32 yards for a score in a 25-0 win Sept. 14 and had a 53-yard interception return in a 60-7 victory Oct. 26.
Third-ranked Iowa Western capped off the regular season as the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference champions with an 8-0 record and are now 10-1 on the year. The Reivers will take on No. 5 Butler in the Graphic Edge Bowl at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls on Dec. 8 at 3 p.m.
Poock has received offers to play football from Minnesota, Illinois, Texas Christian, Georgia State, New Mexico, North Dakota State and Old Dominion. Poock is also planning a visit to Iowa State on Friday, Dec. 13.