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Djimon Colbert, Taajhir McCall opt out of 2020 Iowa football season

Iowa Hawkeyes linebacker Djimon Colbert (32) celebrates a tackle during the second quarter of their game at Kinnick Stad
Iowa Hawkeyes linebacker Djimon Colbert (32) celebrates a tackle during the second quarter of their game at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019. (Andy Abeyta/The Gazette)

IOWA CITY — The University of Iowa announced late Monday afternoon that Djimon Colbert and Taajhir McCall have officially opted out of the 2020 football season because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Colbert started all 13 games for the Hawkeyes last season at weakside linebacker, recording 61 tackles and intercepting a pass. He is a junior from Shawnee Mission, Kan.

McCall is a redshirt freshman defensive end who has yet to play for Iowa. He is from Pensacola, Fla.

Iowa is scheduled to open the nine-game regular season Oct. 24 at Purdue.

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