Iowa Hawkeyes football


Iowa Hawkeyes football

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CurrentSeason = 2008 Iowa Hawkeyes football team
TeamName = Iowa Hawkeyes football


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HeadCoachDisplay = Kirk Ferentz
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HeadCoachYear = 10th
HCWins = 61
HCLosses = 49
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Stadium = Kinnick Stadium
StadCapacity = 70,585
StadSurface = Natural grass
Location = Iowa City, Iowa
League = NCAA Division I
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PastAffiliations = Independent (1889–1891; 1897–1899)
Western Interstate University Football Association (1892–1896)
Missouri Valley (1907–1910)
FirstYear = 1889
AthlDirectorDisp = Gary Barta
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ATLosses = 505
ATTies = 39
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Minnesota Golden Gophers
Wisconsin Badgers
The Iowa Hawkeyes football team is the interscholastic football team at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa. The Hawkeyes have competed in the Big Ten Conference since 1900, and are currently a Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Iowa plays their home games in Kinnick Stadium, which is named after the school's only Heisman Trophy winner, Nile Kinnick.

History

Football was first played as a club sport at Iowa in 1872, with intramural games against other colleges played as early as 1882, but it was not until 1889 that the University of Iowa first officially recognized a varsity football team. In 1899, Iowa completed its first undefeated football season, which led to an invitation to join the Western Conference, now known as the Big Ten Conference, the following year. In 1900, the Hawkeyes secured another undefeated season and won a share of the Western Conference title in their first year in the league.

Iowa claimed consecutive Big Ten titles in 1921 and 1922. The Hawkeyes won 20 straight games in the early 1920’s under the guidance of Hall of Fame coach Howard Jones. Jones soon left Iowa and established a powerhouse at Southern California, and the Hawkeyes were abysmal for most of the 1930’s. As a result, little was expected of Iowa’s 1939 team, led by new coach Eddie Anderson. Nicknamed the “Ironmen”, the 1939 Hawkeyes scored several upset victories and vaulted into the national rankings. Though Iowa fell a game short of the Big Ten title, team MVP Nile Kinnick won almost every major national award, including the 1939 Heisman Trophy.

Forest Evashevski was hired as Iowa’s head coach in 1952. He lured Calvin Jones to Iowa, where Jones became the first Hawkeye – and the first African-American – to win the Outland Trophy in 1955. From 1956–1960, Evashevski led Iowa to four finishes in the top five of the national rankings, three Big Ten titles, two Rose Bowl appearances, and the 1958 FWAA national championship. After the 1960 season, Evashevski left coaching to become Iowa’s athletic director. The result was nineteen consecutive non-winning seasons for the Hawkeyes from 1962–1980.

Four head coaches after Evashevski were hired and left without success. Hall of Fame coach Hayden Fry was hired after the 1978 season to try to reverse Iowa’s fortunes. After decades of losing, Fry revived the Iowa program. In 20 years at Iowa, he led the Hawks to 14 bowl games, three Big Ten titles, and three Rose Bowl appearances. Fry retired in 1998, turning the program over to former assistant Kirk Ferentz. Ferentz led Iowa to three consecutive top ten finishes from 2002–2004 and two Big Ten titles. From 2001–2006, the Hawkeyes made six straight bowl appearances and have played in 20 bowl games the last 26 seasons. Iowa begins its 120th season of football, and its 109th season in the Big Ten, in 2008.

National championships

In 1958, the Hawkeyes played Air Force to a surprising 13–13 tie. The Air Force Academy had only existed for a few seasons, and few thought they would give Iowa a challenge. But Air Force salvaged a tie and finished the regular season with a 9–0–1 record. The tie gave the Hawkeye players a lesson in humility, and they illustrated that they had learned their lesson by winning five straight Big Ten games, clinching the Big Ten title earlier than any team in conference history. [13] The most notable win was a 37–14 defeat of Michigan, Evashevski's first (and only) win over his alma mater. For the first time, the Hawkeye team was able to force their coach to accept the game ball.

A week after Iowa clinched the league crown, Ohio State spoiled Iowa's undefeated record with a 38–28 win in a terrific contest. Iowa went back to the Rose Bowl and beat California, 38–12. The Hawkeyes set or tied six Rose Bowl records in that game. Running back Bob Jeter rushed for a Rose Bowl record 194 yards on just nine carries, including an 81-yard touchdown run, another Rose Bowl record. Jeter was the Rose Bowl MVP. Evashevski, who had battled the flu and a 101-degree temperature the week of the game, could barely give the halftime speech. Afterwards, Evy said, "Right now I’m probably the lousiest feeling coach that ever won a Rose Bowl game."

Iowa finished the year ranked #2 in the AP poll, behind 11–0 LSU, although that vote was taken before the bowl games. The Football Writers Association of America, arguably the most prestigious organization at the time to vote on a national champion after the bowls were played, gave their national championship trophy, the Grantland Rice Award, to Iowa.

Bowl games

* [http://hawkeyesports.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/archive/a-res-yearly-records.html Season Records]

Trophy games

*Cy-Hawk Trophy-Iowa State
*Floyd of Rosedale-Minnesota
*Heartland Trophy-Wisconsin

Honors

Retired numbers

* #24 – Nile Kinnick
* #62 – Cal Jones

Hall of Fame inductees

University of Iowa Athletics Hall of Fame (42):

* 1989 - Aubrey Devine
* 1989 - Duke Slater
* 1989 - Gordon Locke
* 1989 - Willis Glassgow
* 1989 - Ozzie Simmons
* 1989 - Nile Kinnick
* 1989 - Erwin Prasse
* 1989 - Cal Jones
* 1989 - Alex Karras
* 1989 - Forest Evashevski
* 1990 - Mike Enich
* 1990 - Ken Ploen
* 1991 - Lester Belding
* 1991 - Joe Laws
* 1992 - Dick Crayne
* 1992 - Randy Duncan
* 1993 - Clyde Williams
* 1993 - Howard Jones
* 1993 - Frank Cuhel
* 1993 - Jack Dittmer
* 1995 - Emerson Nelson
* 1995 - Jerry Hilgenberg
* 1996 - Al Couppee
* 1996 - Jim Gibbons
* 1997 - Chuck Long
* 1998 - Irving Barron
* 1998 - Emlen Tunnell
* 2000 - Walter Stewart
* 2000 - Paul Krause
* 2001 - Bill Reichardt
* 2002 - Homer Harris
* 2003 - Francis Schammel
* 2003 - Wally Hilgenberg
* 2003 - Jay Hilgenberg
* 2003 - Joel Hilgenberg
* 2004 - Hayden Fry
* 2005 - Mike Reilly
* 2005 - Larry Station
* 2006 - John Niland
* 2006 - Reggie Roby
* 2007 - Andre Tippett
* 2008 - Marv Cook

State of Iowa Sports Hall of Fame (23):

* 1951 - Aubrey Devine
* 1951 - Duke Slater
* 1951 - Nile Kinnick
* 1956 - Clyde Williams
* 1958 - Gordon Locke
* 1959 - Billy Edson
* 1961 - Joe Laws
* 1962 - Eddie Anderson
* 1971 - Cal Jones
* 1973 - Willis Glassgow
* 1975 - Emlen Tunnell
* 1976 - Randy Duncan
* 1977 - Alex Karras
* 1983 - Mike Enich
* 1985 - Paul Krause
* 1986 - Ed Podolak
* 1987 - Wally Hilgenberg
* 1988 - Jack Dittmer
* 1989 - Forest Evashevski
* 2000 - Larry Station
* 2001 - Chuck Long
* 2002 - Ken Ploen
* 2003 - Reggie Roby

College Football Hall of Fame inductees (13):

*1951 – Nile Kinnick
*1951 – Duke Slater
*1951 – Howard Jones
*1960 – Gordon Locke
*1971 – Eddie Anderson
*1973 – Aubrey Devine
*1974 – Slip Madigan
*1980 – Cal Jones
*1991 – Alex Karras
*1997 – Randy Duncan
*1999 – Chuck Long
*2000 – Forest Evashevski
*2003 – Hayden Fry

Pro Football Hall of Fame inductees (3):

*1967 – Emlen Tunnell
*1998 – Paul Krause
*2008 - Andre Tippett

Big Ten honorees

Big Ten MVP’s (9):

*1929 – Willis Glassgow
*1933 – Joe Laws
*1939 – Nile Kinnick
*1951 – Bill Reichardt
*1956 – Ken Ploen
*1958 – Randy Duncan
*1985 – Chuck Long
*1990 – Nick Bell
*2002 – Brad Banks

Through the 2007 season, Iowa has had 208 first team All-Big Ten selections, starting with Clyde Williams in 1900. 46 players were multiple first team All-Big Ten selections, and the following 9 players were three-time first team All-Big Ten selections:

* Duke Slater
* Aubrey Devine
*Lester Belding
* Cal Jones
* Chuck Long
* Larry Station
*Dave Haight
* Jared DeVries
* Bob Sanders

All-Americans

Through the 2007 season, Iowa has had 30 second team All-Americans and 60 first team All-Americans. Iowa has had seven players named first team All-American multiple times. Gordon Locke, Alex Karras, Reggie Roby, Larry Station, Tim Dwight, and Nate Kaeding were each named first team All-American twice, and Cal Jones was named first team All-American three times.

Of Iowa's 60 first team All-Americans, 21 players were consensus first team All-American selections.

Consensus First Team All-Americans (21):

*1919 – Lester Belding
*1921 – Aubrey Devine
*1922 – Gordon Locke
*1939 – Nile Kinnick
*1954 – Cal Jones
*1955 – Cal Jones
*1957 – Alex Karras
*1958 – Randy Duncan
*1981 – Andre Tippett
*1982 – Reggie Roby
*1984 – Larry Station
*1985 – Larry Station
*1985 – Chuck Long
*1987 – Marv Cook
*1991 – Leroy Smith
*1997 – Tim Dwight
*1998 – Jared DeVries
*2002 – Dallas Clark
*2002 – Eric Steinbach
*2003 – Nate Kaeding
*2003 – Robert Gallery

National honors

*Lou Groza Award winner: Nate Kaeding (2002)
*John Mackey Award winner: Dallas Clark (2002)
*Davey O'Brien Award winners: Chuck Long (1985), Brad Banks (2002)
*Outland Trophy winners: Cal Jones (1955), Alex Karras (1957), Robert Gallery (2003)
*Maxwell Award winners: Nile Kinnick (1939), Chuck Long (1985)
*Associated Press Player of the Year winner: Brad Banks (2002)

8 Hawkeye players have finished in the top ten in the Heisman Trophy balloting with Chuck Long finishing in the top 10 twice:

*Nile Kinnick, 1939 – 1st
*Cal Jones, 1955 – 10th
*Ken Ploen, 1956 – 9th
*Alex Karras, 1957 – 2nd
*Randy Duncan, 1958 – 2nd
*Chuck Long, 1984 – 7th
*Chuck Long, 1985 – 2nd
*Tim Dwight, 1997 – 7th
*Brad Banks, 2002 – 2nd

NFL draft picks

Iowa has had at least one player drafted in every NFL draft since 1978. Through the 2007 season, Iowa has had 219 NFL draft picks, and 57 players have gone in the first three rounds of the NFL Draft. Iowa has had 16 first round NFL Draft selections:

*1936 – Dick Crayne, Brooklyn (4th)
*1958 – Alex Karras, Detroit (10th)
*1959 – Randy Duncan, Green Bay (1st)
*1966 – John Niland, Dallas (5th)
*1973 – Craig Clemons, Chicago (12th)
*1976 – Rod Walters, Kansas City (14th)
*1982 – Ron Hallstrom, Green Bay (22nd)
*1984 – John Alt, Kansas City (21st)
*1986 – Chuck Long, Detroit (12th)
*1986 – Ronnie Harmon, Buffalo (16th)
*1986 – Mike Haight, New York Jets (22nd)
*1997 – Tom Knight, Arizona (9th)
*1997 – Ross Verba, Green Bay (30th)
*2003 – Dallas Clark, Indianapolis (24th)
*2004 – Robert Gallery, Oakland (2nd)
*2006 - Chad Greenway, Minnesota (17th)

Notable players

See also:

A few notable players not previously mentioned:

*A.G. Smith
*Kinney Holbrook
*Archie Alexander
*James Trickey
*Fred Becker
*Wesley Fry
*Oran Pape
*Jim Walker
*Bob Jeter
*Wilburn Hollis
*Dennis Green
*Gary Snook
*Karl Noonan
*Dan McCarney
*Bob Stoops
*Jim Hartlieb
*Quinn Early
*Matthew G. Whitaker
*Merton Hanks
*Bret Bielema
*Danan Hughes
*Sedrick Shaw
*Tavian Banks
*Tim Dwight
*Kevin Kasper
*Ladell Betts
*Matt Roth
*Jonathan Babineaux
*Chad Greenway
*Abdul Hodge
*Ed Hinkel
*Jovon Johnson
*John Derby
*Charles Godfrey
*Albert Young

References

*75 Years With The Fighting Hawkeyes, by Bert McCrane & Dick Lamb (ASIN: B0007E01F8)
*25 Years With The Fighting Hawkeyes, 1964-1988, by Al Grady (ASIN: B0006ES3GS)
*Hawkeye Legends, Lists, & Lore, by Mike Finn & Chad Leistikow (ISBN 1-57167-178-1)
*University of Iowa Football, by Chuck Bright (ISBN 0-87397-233-3)

*Black & Gold Memories, by George Wine (ISBN 0-615-12398-8)
*Greatest Moments In Iowa Hawkeyes Football History, by Mark Dukes & Gus Schrader (ISBN 1-57243-261-6)
*Tales From The Iowa Sidelines, by Ron Maly (ISBN 1-58261-574-8)
*Stadium Stories: Iowa Hawkeyes, by Buck Turnbull (ISBN 0-7627-3819-7)

External links

* [http://www.desmoinesregister.com/hawkeyes Coverage from Des Moines Register]
* [http://www.hawkeyesportsnews.com Hawkeye Sports News]
* [http://www.uiowa.edu The University of Iowa]
* [http://www.hawkeyesports.com The Official Hawkeye Sports Web Site]
* [http://scothawk.com/home.html Hawkeye Highlights]
* [http://hawkeyesports.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/archive/a-his-all-time-letterwinners.html List of Letterwinners]
* [http://hawkeyesports.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/iowa-m-footbl-mtt.html Current Roster]
* [http://meetusatkinnick.com Meet Us At Kinnick] - Comprehensive guide and news for Hawkeye Football
* [http://desmoinesregister.stats.com/cfb/teamstats.asp?yr=2008&team=0028&btnGo=Go&report=schedule Iowa Football schedule]


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