Hawkeyes head coach Kirk Ferentz is pretty excited about offensive lineman Kyler Schott suiting up this weekend.

When Ferentz spoke to the media on Tuesday, he confirmed that Schott will play a bit on the line against Kent State.

Schott had to miss Iowa’s first 2 games of the season due to injuring his foot at his family farm. He was bailing some hay with his family before he hurt his foot and had to sit them out.

He played in 5 of Iowa’s 8 games during the 2020 season and rotated along the line throughout. Schott was expected to be the team’s starting right guard before the injury so that’s where it looks like he’ll play some this weekend.

Pairing Schott back up with center Tyler Linderbaum will be a deadly 1-2 punch as not many players on the defensive line will likely get through those 2 players.

Schott was also named the 2020 Honorable Mention All-Big Ten player after that season. The Hawkeyes will take on Kent State this Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET.