Iowa’s offense earned another piece to the backfield when Nevada RB and grad transfer James Butler announced on Twitter that he will transfer to Iowa. Butler is eligible to play immediately in 2017. The 5-foot-9, 210 pound RB from Bloomingdale, Ill. averaged 5.1 yards per carry and scored a career-high 12 touchdowns in 2016 for the Wolfpack. Entering the 2017 season, Butler was named to Athlon Sports’ pre-season First-Team All-Mountain West.