Kampman Returns to Kinnick

Oct. 23, 2003

Former all-Big Ten defensive lineman Aaron Kampman has been named honorary captain for Saturday’s game between Iowa and Penn State inside historic Kinnick Stadium.

Kampman was selected in the fifth round of the 2002 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers after a brilliant career with the Hawkeyes.

Kickoff Saturday is scheduled for shortly after 11 a.m. The game is a sellout; it will be televised live to a regional audience by ABC-TV.

Kampman will address the team and will accompany the regular game captains to the center of the field for the pre-game coin toss. He’ll be on the sidelines with the Hawkeyes during the entire game.

Kampman, a defensive lineman with the Green Bay Packers, is in Iowa City because it’s the Packers’ off week in the NFL schedule.

A four-time (1998-01) letterman at the University of Iowa, Kampman was named a permanent captain of the 2001 squad, a year in which he earned first-team all-Big Ten honors. The Packers selected him in the fifth round of the 2002 NFL Draft.

Kampman still ranks eighth on Iowa’s all-time tackle charts with 342 career stops. He is a native of Kesley, IA.