Iowa sophomore running back Jordan Canzeri looked like his old self after missing all of last season because of a knee injury, making swift cuts and displaying significant acceleration Saturday in the spring game at Kinnick Stadium.
His performance was well received, both by fans and coaches who watched him. Some of his family even traveled all the way from his hometown of Troy, N.Y., to watch him scrimmage.
''Since I'm from New York, I don't really get to see my family that often,'' Canzeri said. ''When they come out here, I hope I can do a good enough job and do well for them when I see them. They make me want to play even better.''
Canzeri handled the ball nearly 20 times, often bouncing to the outside for solid gains. On his third touch, he appeared stuffed on the right hash mark before bouncing back around to the left. Canzeri soared downfield for a 22-yard gain.
His showing was highlighted by a touchdown catch-and-run from quarterback C.J. Beathard.
Beathard lined up a du...