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Consensus All-Americans

Lester Belding
End, 1919, Mason City, Iowa
The University's first consensus All American . . . earned first team all American honors as a sophomore . . . an Eckersall All America pick in 1919 (third team), 1920 (second) and 1921 (third) . . . first Hawkeye named to a major all American team . . . three time first team all Big Ten selection . . . starred in track at Iowa and captained team in 1921 . . . one of the nation's premier collegiate pass catchers of his era.

Aubrey Devine
Quarterback, 1921, Des Moines, Iowa
Member of Iowa Lettermen's Club Hall of Fame . . . on Iowa's all time football team . . . won conference medal for excellence in athletics and academics . . . inducted to National Football Foundation Hall of Fame . . . three time first team all Big Ten . . . captain of 1921 Big Ten champs . . . led Hawkeyes in rushing, passing and scoring in 1919 and 1920 . . . drop kicked a FG to beat Notre Dame 10 7 and break the Irish' 20 game winning streak in 1921.

Gordon Locke
Fullback, 1922, Denison, Iowa
Member of National Football, Helms Athletic Foundation and Iowa Lettermen's Club Halls of Fame . . . a DB on Iowa's all time football team . . . although he played primarily FB, Locke was a Walter Camp first team all American QB in 1922 . . . scored 72 points as senior to set a Big Ten record that stood for 12 years . . . awarded Big Ten Medal of Honor in 1923 . . . team captain in 1922 . . . earned law degree from Iowa.

24 -- Nile Kinnick
Halfback, 1939, Adel, Iowa
Voted the best player in Iowa history by fan vote . . . member of Iowa Lettermen's Club Hall of Fame . . . won the Heisman, Maxwell and Walter Camp trophies in 1939 . . . Phi Beta Kappa scholar and senior class president . . . Iowa's stadium was renamed in his honor in 1972 . . . Big Ten MVP for the legendary Ironmen team . . . his No. 24 is one of two retired numbers at Iowa . . . member of Helms Foundation Hall of Fame.

62 -- Cal Jones
Lineman, 1954 55, Steubenville, Ohio
First two time consensus all American in Iowa history . . . winner of the Outland Trophy in 1955, awarded to nation's top interior lineman . . . named to 22 all America teams in his career . . . his No. 62 is one of two retired numbers at Iowa . . . an OL on Iowa's all time team . . . a three time first team all Big Ten pick . . . named to Iowa Lettermen's Club Hall of Fame (1989) . . . member of the Helms Foundation Hall of Fame.

77 -- Alex Karras
Lineman, 1957, Gary, Indiana
Consensus all American (making 10 teams) in 1957 . . . won Outland Trophy given to the nation's top interior lineman . . . twice an AP all American, the first two time pick in Iowa history . . . two time first team all Big Ten pick at tackle . . . named to school's all time football team . . . member of inaugural class of the Iowa Lettermen's Club Hall of Fame . . . played on the Hawkeyes' 1956 Rose Bowl champions . . . former NFL star with Detroit.

25 -- Randy Duncan
Quarterback, 1958, Des Moines, Iowa
Won Big Ten and Iowa MVP honors in 1958 when he led the Hawkeyes to the Rose Bowl . . . that team won the Grantland Rice Award, symbolic of the national football championship . . . second in 1958 Heisman Trophy balloting . . . won Walter Camp Trophy and was college Player-of-the-Year by three organizations . . . two time all conference QB . . . led the Big Ten in passing as a senior . . . the No. 1 choice in the 1958 NFL draft . . . member of National Football Foundation Hall of Fame.

99 -- Andre Tippett
Defensive End, 1981, Newark, New Jersey
First consensus all American for Coach Hayden Fry . . . two time first team all Big Ten . . . played for Iowa's 1981 Rose Bowl squad . . . a team captain in '81 . . . a DE on Iowa's all time football team . . . holds Iowa record for tackles for lost yardage in a season (20 tackles for 153 yards in 1980) . . . led Big Ten in tackles for loss (20) as a junior . . . enjoyed lengthy NFL career at New England, where he was a five-time all Pro selection.

7 -- Reggie Roby
Punter, 1981, Waterloo, Iowa
Consensus all American punter as a junior in 1981 . . . first team all American honors in 1982 . . . broke a 32 year old NCAA record for punting average in a season (49.8 in 1981) . . . also has national career average record . . . nation's leading punter twice in career . . . two time first team all Big Ten . . . punted for nearly four and a half miles as a collegian . . . an NFL veteran with Miami, Washington and Tampa Bay . . . earned all Pro mention.

36 -- Larry Station
Linebacker, 1984 85, Omaha, Nebraska
One of just two Hawkeyes to gain consensus all American honors twice . . . academic all American . . . only player in Iowa history to lead squad in tackles four times . . . set school career tackle record (492) . . . started his last 42 games . . . finalist for Lombardi and Butkus awards in 1985 . . . three time first team all Big Ten pick . . . earned all America mention all four years at Iowa . . . LB on Iowa's all time team . . . drafted by Pittsburgh Steelers.

36 -- Larry Station
Linebacker, 1984 85, Omaha, Nebraska
One of just two Hawkeyes to gain consensus all American honors twice . . . academic all American . . . only player in Iowa history to lead squad in tackles four times . . . set school career tackle record (492) . . . started his last 42 games . . . finalist for Lombardi and Butkus awards in 1985 . . . three time first team all Big Ten pick . . . earned all America mention all four years at Iowa . . . LB on Iowa's all time team . . . drafted by Pittsburgh Steelers.

16 -- Chuck Long
Quarterback, 1985, Wheaton, Illinois
Runner up for Heisman Trophy in closest race in the award's history . . . won Maxwell Trophy, given to nation's top college player . . . first QB in NCAA history to pass for more than 10,000 career yards . . . previously held NCAA record for consecutive completions (22 vs. Indiana, 1984) . . . three time all Big Ten first team . . . Big Ten MVP as senior . . . threw bowl game record six TD passes vs. Texas in Freedom Bowl . . . first round NFL draft selection by Detroit.

84 -- Marv Cook
Tight End, 1988, West Branch, Iowa
A 1988 consensus all America pick at TE . . . named to Iowa's all time team . . . Hawkeyes' all time leading receiver among TEs and second overall (126 catches) . . . two time Iowa MVP . . . twice first team all Big Ten . . . academic all conference as junior . . . his 28 yard TD reception with six seconds left keyed Iowa's first win at Ohio State (in 1987) since 1959 . . . Big Ten leader in receptions (1988) . . . drafted by New England Patriots and was a two-time all-Pro selection.

8 -- Leroy Smith
Defensive End, 1991, Sicklerville, New Jersey
Consensus all-American at defensive end for Iowa's 10-1-1 team in 1991 . . . first team all-Big Ten and voted league Defensive Player of the Year by Big Ten coaches . . . set Big Ten record with 18 QB sacks as a senior, breaking 14-year old record . . . holds Iowa records for QB sacks in a season (18) and sacks in a game (had five in 16-9 win at Ohio State) . . . third defensive player to earn consensus honors under Hayden Fry at Iowa.

6 -- Tim Dwight
Wide Receiver/Return Specialist, 1997, Iowa City, Iowa
Consensus all-American as return specialist who finished seventh in Heisman Trophy voting . . . led the nation in punt return average (16.7) . . . set Iowa and Big Ten record for career punt return yardage with 1,102 yards . . . also holds Big Ten record for career punt return TDs (five) and tied league mark with three punt return TDs in 1997 . . . holds Iowa record for career receiving yards (2,271) and ranks fourth in receptions (139) . . . second special teams consensus pick under Fry and first-ever consensus selection at Iowa from Iowa City.

94 -- Jared DeVries
Defensive Tackle, 1998, Aplington, Iowa
Consensus all-American after being named first team all-American by the American Football Coaches Association, Walter Camp and The Sporting News . . . voted as co-Most Valuable Player and was selected first team all-Big Ten by both Big Ten coaches and Big Ten media . . . holds Iowa records for tackles for loss in a season (22) and career (78) and career QB sacks (42) . . . a four-year starter, he recorded 260 career tackles . . . was Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year in 1997 and earned MVP honors in the 1995 Sun Bowl and 1996 Alamo Bowl.

44 -- Dallas Clark
Tight End, 2002, Livermore, Iowa
Consensus all-American after being named first team all-America by the Football Writers Association of America, American Football Coaches Association, Walter Camp, Associated Press, The Sporting News, ESPN and CNN-SI . . . won the John Mackey Award as the nation's best tight end . . . first team all-Big Ten by league coaches and Big Ten media . . . finished career in 17th place on career receiving list with 1,281 yards on 81 receptions in just two seasons at tight end . . . came to Iowa as a walk-on linebacker and was drafted in first round of the 2003 NFL draft by Indianapolis following his junior season.

56 -- Eric Steinbach
Offensive Guard, 2002, Lockport, Illinois
Consensus all-American after being named first team all-America by the American Football Coaches Association, Walter Camp Foundation, Associated Press, The Sporting News and ESPN . . . honored as the Big Ten Offensive Lineman of the Year . . . first team all-Big Ten by league coaches and Big Ten media in 2002 and first team all-Big Ten by coaches in 2001 . . . named co-Most Valuable Player on offense . . . started all 13 games in 2002 at left guard for a Hawkeye line that yielded only 12 sacks, a Big Ten best . . . as junior and senior was part of Iowa offense that led the Big Ten in scoring in consecutive seasons . . . first player selected in the second round of the NFL Draft when he was taken by the Cincinnati Bengals.

78 -- Robert Gallery
Offensive Tackle, 2003, Masonville, Iowa
Consensus all-American after being named first team all-America by American Football Coaches Association, Walter Camp Foundation, Football Writers Association of America, Associated Press, The Sporting News and ESPN . . . earned Outland Trophy, which signifies nation's best interior lineman . . . Big Ten Conference Offensive Lineman of the Year . . . earned first team all-Big Ten honors and was academic all-Big Ten for third straight year . . . earned co-Most Valuable Player honors and was permanent team captain on offense . . . recipient of Hayden Fry "Extra Heartbeat" award after leading Iowa to share of 2002 Big Ten title and January bowl games following the 2002 and 2003 seasons.

95 -- Nate Kaeding
Place-kicker, 2003, Coralville, Iowa
Consensus all-American after being named first team all-America by American Football Coaches Association, the Associated Press, College Football News and ESPN . . . one of three finalists for Lou Groza Award in 2003 after winning the award as the top kicker in the nation in 2002 . . . first team all-Big Ten . . . earned academic all-Big Ten honors for third straight season and was District VII academic all-American . . . selected as permanent team captain for special teams and was special teams co-Player of the Year . . . recipient of Hayden Fry "Extra Heartbeat" award after leading Iowa to share of 2002 Big Ten title and January bowl games following the 2002 and 2003 seasons.

23 -- Shonn Greene
Running Back, 2008, Sicklerville, NJ
Consensus all-American after being named first team all-America by Associated Press, Football Writers Association of America, Walter Camp Foundation, American Football Coaches Association, Phil Steele's College Football, the Sporting News, ESPN.com, SI.com and Rivals.com . . . set Iowa single-season rushing record with 1,850 yards in 2008 and set school record with 20 rushing touchdowns in 2008 . . . ranked second in the nation in rushing yards per game (142.3) . . . led the Big Ten (152.9) in league games only . . . rushed for over 100 yards in all 13 games, the only Division I player to do so in 2008 . . . one of three Iowa running back ever to rush for over 200 yards in a game twice in one season (Wisconsin and Purdue) . . . Earned Doak Walker Award as nation's best running back . . . Chicago Tribune Silver Football recipient as Big Ten's Most Valuable Player . . . Most Valuable Player in Iowa's 31-10 Outback Bowl win over South Carolina . . . Most Valuable Player, offense . . . Permanent Team Captain, offense . . . Big Ten Conference Offensive Player of the Year by league coaches and media and the Sporting News . . . first team all-Big Ten by league coaches and media . . . mid-season all-American by The Sporting News . . . Rivals.com national Player of the Week vs. Penn State . . . Big Ten offensive Player of the Week vs. Purdue and Wisconsin.

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