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So let’s get to it. Here is your Wake-Up Call for Thursday, Sept. 29.
The passing of a legend
Former Iowa football All-American Randy Duncan passed away on Tuesday after a long battle with cancer. The loss, as expected, has hit the Iowa football family hard.
— Hawkeye Football (@HawkeyeFootball) September 28, 2016
— BRAD BANKS (@BRADBANKS7) September 28, 2016
Duncan was one of the best players to ever wear the black and gold. Duncan, a quarterback, earned All-America honors while leading the Hawkeyes to the Rose Bowl in 1959. He finished second in the Heisman voting to Army’s Pete Dawkins in 1958.
Here is a link to an audio interview the KXNO Murph and Andy show did with Duncan before he passed.
He truly was an Iowa legend. It would be surprising if the Hawkeyes didn’t honor him in some way during the Northwestern game on Saturday. No plans have been announced yet
Micah Hyde might as well go by Jack
ESPN’s Jason Wilde wrote an interesting piece on former Hawkeye Micah Hyde and how Green Bay isn’t his first time being a jack-of-all-trades type of player.
The high school history was interesting. What really stood out was the admission by Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy that he probably didn’t do Hyde any favors early in his career by playing him in so many spots.
But it’s working now. Hyde started in place of injured safety Morgan Burnett and recorded a team-high 11 tackles last week.
Lineman of the Week, Part I
Pro Football Focus does a lot of interesting things. It’s a great resource that can teach anyone something about football, and that includes college fans. It’s worth a bookmark, and if you did you’d already know that the website placed Iowa offensive guard Boone Myers on its team of the week.
In fact, Myers was the highest-rated offensive lineman recognized. The 88.0 grade was his highest PFF grade of his career.
— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) September 28, 2016
Lineman of the Week, Part II
PFF liked a former Hawkeye as much as it did a current one. Washington’s Brandon Scherff was rated the best right guard in the NFL last week.
— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) September 28, 2016
The gifts keep coming
Also, the care packages kept arriving for former Hawkeyes on Wednesday.
— Adam Gettis (@NotOnDuty__) September 28, 2016
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