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Hawkeye Heisman Trophy Finalists

The Iowa Hawkeyes have had ten Heisman Trophy finalists over the years.  This week we’ve looked back on Iowa’s only Heisman Trophy winner, Nile Kinnick, as well as the four Hawkeyes (Alex Karras, Randy Duncan, Chuck Long, and Brad Banks) who came in second in the voting for the award.  Iowa’s four Heisman Trophy runner ups put them second in the nation (behind Oklahoma) in the number of guys who have finished just short of winning the award. Interestingly enough, while Iowa has had one player finish first and four others place second, no Hawkeye has ever finished third, fourth, or…

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Heisman Trophy Runner Ups

When the Heisman Trophy winner is announced Saturday, he will etch his name in history.  Maybe it’s just me, but I always notice the Heisman Trophy runner ups.  These guys are always great players, but because they came up just short and finished in second, they’ll never have the eternal recognition that goes along with winning the Heisman. Hawkeye Heisman Trophy Runner Ups My interest in Heisman Trophy runner ups surely relates to the fact that I’m an Iowa fan.  The Hawkeyes are tied for second in college football in the number of Heisman Trophy runner ups.  Oklahoma has had…

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Below is a portion of the review that Daily Iowan sports editor Seth Roberts gave on July 28, 2011, about What It Means to Be a Hawkeye: Officially written by three Iowa graduates, the book is a compilation of essays written by dozens of Hawkeye football greats, ranging from ‘60s-era running back Silas McKinnie to contemporary quarterback Ricky Stanzi — and everyone in between… The real strength of the compilation is its range of contributors, from the wife of 1930s offensive end Erwin Prasse to Brad Banks, the closest Iowa has come to a Heisman Trophy since Chuck Long. Each…

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