Sept. 27, 2006
IOWA CITY — Former Iowa all-American running back/wide receiver Ronnie Harmon has been selected to be Iowa’s honorary captain for Saturday’s game against Ohio State. The 13th-ranked Hawkeyes face the top-ranked Buckeyes in a nationally televised game with kickoff set for 7:13 p.m. in sold out Kinnick Stadium.
Harmon was a four-time letterman (1982-85), two-time Hawkeye MVP (1984-85) and helped lead Iowa to the 1985 Big Ten title and appearance in the Rose Bowl. He was a two-time member of the first all-Big Ten team (1984-85). He also served as a team co-captain his senior year.
His top game as a runner came against Illinois in 1984 when he scored three touchdowns and rushed for 191 yards. He rushed for 1,166 yards as a senior and 907 yards as a junior. He is Iowa’s seventh leading all-time rusher with 2,271 yards. His 192 career points are ninth on Iowa’s career charts.
He was selected in the first round of the 1986 NFL draft by Buffalo. His NFL career (1986-97) included stops at Buffalo, San Diego and Houston.
He will accompany the Iowa captains to the center of the field for the pre-game coin-flip. He will also be with the Hawkeyes on the sidelines and in the locker room before and after the game.