Building a Tradition

Feb. 13, 2007

Larry Station is the most prolific tackler in the history of Iowa football.

The linebacker out of Omaha, Neb., amassed 492 takedowns in his career, leading the Hawkeyes in each of his four seasons despite not starting as a freshman.

Station was also a three-time All-Big Ten honoree, two-time consensus first-team All-American and a finalist for the Butkus and Lombardi Awards, which honor the nation’s finest linebacker and lineman, respectively.

The awards continued off the playing field, as well. Station was a two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree and was named Iowa’s fourth Academic All-American when he earned the distinction in 1984 and again in 1985.

But of all the accolades he has collected throughout his storied career, Station finds a greater reward in being an athlete who is remembered as someone who excelled in all areas of life.

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