Sept. 11, 2008
IOWA CITY – Quarterback Chuck Hartlieb, former Iowa football MVP and captain has been selected honorary captain for Saturday’s game against Iowa State. The Hawkeyes face the Cyclones in a televised game with kickoff set for 11:03 a.m. in sold out Kinnick Stadium. It’s Iowa’s 33rd straight home sellout.
A three-year letterman (1986-88), Hartlieb led Iowa to appearances in the 1987 Holiday and 1988 Peach Bowls. He was drafted by the Houston Oilers of the NFL. He played in the 1988 Hula and Japan Bowl all-star games.
Hartlieb was Iowa’s co-MVP in 1987 and was a co-captain in 1988. He was an academic all-American (1987) and a two-time first team academic all-Big Ten player.
Hartlieb still holds Iowa single game records for pass attempts (60), completions (44), yards gained (558), touchdown passes (7) and total offense (516). He still holds season records for passing attempts (460), completions (288), yards gained (3,738) and total offense (3,530). He threw for 6,934 career yards to rank third on Iowa’s all-time list.
Hartlieb 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.