As is customary under the Kirk Ferentz era, a former Hawkeye is named Honorary Captain for each home game. That individual travels with the team to Kinnick, supposedly gives a pep talk before the game, and participates in the coin toss with the other game day captains.
Certainly, without question, Matt Roth was one of my all-time favorite Hawkeye players. Matt was a force. Some would say he was crazy. He seemed to be in on every play. Even my wife, when watching a game in which he was playing, would offer up simply, Rrroooooooottthhhhh!!
Matt Roth was drafted by and played several seasons for the Miami Dolphins. He also had a brief stint with the Cleveland Browns. He was back last Saturday as the Honorary Captain. Here are some shots I took of Matt..
Next up for the Hawkeyes is Northern Iowa at Kinnick. Former OL Bruce Nelson will be the Honorary Captain on 9/15. Go Hawks!