Has started all 11 games at center ... an NFF Scholar-Athlete ... finalist for the Senior CLASS Award ... CoSIDA Academic All-District honoree ... midseason All-American by USA Today, Sports Illustrated and CBSSports.com
Played in 12 games, starting all 12 at center ... Wuerffel Trophy finalist ... named All-Big 12 First Team by AP and coaches ... also named Big 12 Offensive Lineman of the Year Honorable Mention by coaches ... named Capital One Academic All-America First Team, Capital One Academic All-District VII Team and Academic All-Big 12 First Team ... was injured and did not play against Baylor ... also saw spot duty at left guard.
Named to All-American Third Team by AP and Yahoo Sports... All-Big 12 First team by AP and coaches ... Second Team Academic All-American ... Academic All-District ... Academic All-Big 12 First Team... started first three games at left guard before sliding over to center for seven games in place of an injured Ben Habern ... returned to left guard for the final three games of the season ... had 88 knockdowns on 860 snaps ... led all interior lineman in blocking grades.
Started at left guard in the final 12 games of the season while playing in all 14 ... First team Freshman All-American by Rivals ... second team Freshman All-American by Phil Steele and CollegeFootballNews.com ... honorable mention All-Big 12 by AP ... had 72 knockdowns on 679 snaps ... had a season-high 11 knockdowns at Oklahoma State ... Academic All-Big 12 First team with a 4.0 GPA.
First team Tulsa World All-State ... PrepStar All-Midlands Region team ... accounted for 29 receptions for 542 yards and nine touchdowns in 2008 ... also recorded 68 tackles and two interceptions, including six sacks and one defensive touchdown ... The Oklahoman first team All-State ... The Oklahoman Little All-City Defensive Player of the Year ... Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State ... District 4A-1 Defensive Player of the Year ... 2009 The Oklahoman/Jim Thorpe Association Scholar-Athlete of the Year ... also played basketball ... four-year starter on three-time state champion.
No. 14 tight end (Scout.com)
No. 14 player in Oklahoma (Rivals.com)
No. 15 tight end (Rivals.com)
No. 18 tight end (ESPN.com)
No. 37 player in the Midlands (SuperPrep)
Son of Jim and Becky Ikard ... graduated in May 2013 with Special Distinction and a 4.0 GPA in multidisciplinary studies with a focus in medical sciences ... named a Big Man on Campus and to the Letzeiser Honor List ... currently in graduate school ... part of a group of OU students, including teammates Blake Bell and Trey Millard, who participated in a study abroad program in Ireland in 2013 ... also was part of a group of OU students who traveled to Haiti on a humanitarian trip in 2012 ... pronunciation: EYE-curd.