The first-team honor is the second in two seasons for Underwood.
Coach Spack will be joined by senior fullback Jordan Neukirch, as they talk about the weekend's game at Missouri State.
The game will be the 17th in the series between the two schools.
ISU was ranked No. 8 in the final TSN poll of 2012.
ISU was picked fourth in the preseason poll for the second-straight year.
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2012: All-Missouri Valley Football Conference First-Team selection at fullback ... played in all 13 games for the Redbirds, with four starts ... did not record a carry on the season ... primary lead blocker for Darrelynn Dunn, who rushed 1,015 yards and 13 touchdowns ... caught four passes for 27 yards with two touchdowns ... hauled in a 12-yard touchdown pass, the first of his career, in a road win at Western Illinois ... also caught a five-yard touchdown pass against No. 1 North Dakota State ... added one tackle on special teams.
2011: All-Missouri Valley Football Conference Second Team selection at fullback ... played in all 11 games, with five starts, as the team's primary blocking back ... carried the ball three times for five yards ... also caught four passes for 40 yards ... helped the Redbirds rush for 183.4 yards per game, up from 131 yards per game last season ... lead blocker for Ashton Leggett, who rushed for 1,031 yards and 11 touchdowns ... also a member of the protection team that only allowed six sacks and ranked No. 3 in the country in sacks allowed ... also a standout on special teams, with seven tackles.
2010: Played in all 11 games, with five starting assignments ... served as the team's primary H-back, a combination fullback/tight end ... caught four passes for 31 yards on the season, with a long of 21 yards against Northwestern ... also led the team with 14 tackles on special teams, including 12 on the kickoff coverage team ... helped lead the way for the Redbird running game, which averaged 131 yards per game.
Huntley HS: A three-year starter in football and a four-year starter in basketball ... Northwest Herald and Daily Herald Player of the Year as a senior ... a two-time Northwest Herald and Daily Herald All-Area First-Team selection ... named to the Illinois High School Football Coaches Association All-State Team senior year ... all-conference, team captain as a junior and senior ... team defensive MVP as a junior ... rushed for 1,730 yards as a senior with 25 touchdowns, 20 receptions, 90 tackles and two interceptions ... Algonquin High School won the Fox Valley Conference regular-season championship his senior year ... Algonquin set the IHSA State Playoffs record for most team rushing yards in a game in 2008 with 712 yards rushing during a first-round playoff game against Batavia High School ... also earned all-area and all-conference honors in basketball as a junior ... also recruited by Northwestern, Purdue, Wisconsin, Ball State, Northern Illinois and Eastern Illinois.
Personal: Born April 27, 1991, in Chicago ... son of Adam and Corinne Neukirch ... one of two children ... major: business administration.