Iowa football has 4 quarterbacks on its roster in 2022. Who are they?

The 2022 Iowa football season is underway, and Iowa finds itself heading into another Cy-Hawk matchup against Iowa State.

Spencer Petras enters the game as the Hawkeyes’ starting quarterback, despite a shaky outing in Iowa’s 7-3 season-opening win over South Dakota State.

“I don’t anticipate any (quarterback) changes at this point,” Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz said Sept. 3 after Hawkeye’s win. “Our collective job is to get better right now. (Spencer) has some ownership. We all have ownership, every coach, every player. That’s our job, to get better week by week.”

Last season, three quarterbacks saw playing time on Iowa’s roster: Petras, Alex Padilla and Deuce Hogan, who were traded to Kentucky this offseason.

Here’s a look at every quarterback on Iowa’s roster heading into his battle with Iowa State.

Iowa quarterback Spencer Petras (7) passes the ball during an NCAA football game against South Dakota State on Saturday, September 3, 2022, at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, Iowa .

spencer petras

Class: Senior

Height: 6-5

Weight: 231 lbs.

Native city: San Rafael, Calif.

2022 statistics: 11 of 25, 109 yards, 1 interception

grades: Petras started 20 of Iowa’s 22 games between 2020 and 2021. As a junior in 2021, he completed 57.3% of his passes for 1,880 yards, 10 touchdowns and nine interceptions. 247Sports rated Petras a three-star prospect and the 20th-best pro-style quarterback nationally in the class of 2018.

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Iowa Hawkeyes quarterback Alex Padilla (8) runs the ball against Michigan Wolverines linebacker Nihai Hill-Green (41) during the third quarter of the Big Ten Conference championship game Saturday December 4, 2021, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana.  .

alex padilla

Class: Junior

Height: 6-1

Weight: 200 lbs.

Native city: Town of Greenwood, Colorado

2022 statistics:n/a

grades: Padilla started three games in 2021 with Petras out due to injury. Last season, Padilla completed 55 of his 112 attempts for 636 yards, two touchdowns and a pair of interceptions. He also scored a rushing touchdown. 247Sports rated Padilla the 33rd best pro-style quarterback in the country in the class of 2019 and gave him a three-star rating.

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Iowa quarterback Joe Labas (5) performs a drill during Kids Day at NCAA Kinnick football practice Saturday, August 13, 2022, at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, Iowa .

joey labas

Class: red shirt freshman

Height: 6-4

Weight: 207 lbs.

Native city: Brecksville, Ohio

2022 statistics:n/a

grades: Labas redshirted his first season in the Hawkeye uniform, but that didn’t stop him from turning heads at practice. At one point, starting safety Kaevon Merriweather noticed Labsas making some “wow” plays and even compared a lateral throw to that of Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes. Labas was a four-star prospect in the 2021 class and the 28th best quarterback in his class, according to 247Sports.

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Iowa quarterback Carson May performs a drill during NCAA Kinnick Football Practice Kids Day on Saturday, August 13, 2022, at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, Iowa.

carson may

Class: First year student

Height: 6-4

Weight: 221 lbs.

Native city: Jones, Okla.

2022 statistics:n/a

grades: 2022 is the first season of May with the Hawkeye football program. May was the Oklahoma State Class 2A Player of the Year after throwing for 3,082 yards and 37 touchdowns during his senior campaign in 2021. He also rushed for 466 yards and 11 touchdowns. 247Sports listed May as a three-star quarterback and the 48th-best prospect at his position nationally for the class of 2022.

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