Sept. 1, 2005
Two-time consensus all-America linebacker Larry Station has been named Iowa’s honorary captain for this week’s season opener against Ball State. Kickoff is set for 11:10 a.m., Saturday in Kinnick Stadium.
As honorary captain, Station will be with the team in the locker room and will accompany Iowa’s game captains to the center of the field for the pre-game coin toss. He will stay with the team on the sidelines during the contest.
Station, a native of Omaha, was a three-time first-team all-Big Ten pick. He lettered four times (1982-85) for the Hawkeyes and was the team’s leading tackler all four years. He is only the second Iowa football player (Calvin Jones is the other) to be named a consensus all-American twice. He was earlier named to Iowa’s all-time team. Station was an academic all-American in 1984 and 1985.
Station is still Iowa’s all-time tackle leader with 492 stops. He started his last 42 games in an Iowa uniform and helped Iowa to four bowl games, including the 1986 Rose Bowl. He was a finalist for the Lombardi and Butkus Awards during his senior campaign. He was later drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers.