Archive for 'George “Red” Frye'

Hawkeye Videos: Hero For The Ages

Oh, look!  It’s another documentary about 1939 Heisman Trophy winner Nile Kinnick!  And since it’s Heisman week, let’s take another look back at this Hawkeye great. This documentary was produced in 2004 as part of a CSTV special, From Ballfields to Battlefields.  It skips a little in parts, but it’s still worth a watch. From Ballfields to Battlefields: Hero For The Ages This documentary was narrated by Charles Gibson, the former host of ABC’s Good Morning America and World News Tonight. From Ballfields to Battlefields: Hero For The Ages – Commentary Again, I’m watching this from a different angle than many folks,…

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What It Means to Be a Hawkeye

On August 9, 2011, What It Means to Be a Hawkeye was released by Triumph Books.  What It Means to Be a Hawkeye is made up entirely of first-person narratives from sixty former Hawkeye student-athletes, coaches, and administrators. Each former player reflects back on the circumstances that led him to the University of Iowa, the big wins, the crushing defeats, how the university impacted his life after graduation, and what it means – to him – to be a Hawkeye. About What It Means to Be a Hawkeye The sixty Hawkeyes interviewed span eight decades of Iowa football.  They range from George Frye and Henry Vollenweider,…

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