Long, UI Alumni Association needs a tap

July 1, 2010


IOWA CITY, Iowa — Chuck Long could use your taps. So could the University of Iowa Alumni Association.

The University of Iowa is making a final month-long push for Long to ascend the standings of the Big Ten Icons Bobblethon, a contest promoting the upcoming debut of Big Ten Icons. Long is the bobblehead that represents the University of Iowa and as of July 1, he was sitting in eighth place in the Big Ten bobblehead standings. The bobblehead that receives the most taps through July 31 will win $10,000 in scholarship money for the winning school’s alumni association.

To begin the voting process in the Big Ten Icons Bobblethon, click HERE. Once on that page, select the University of Iowa logo on the left side of the page; the Chuck Long bobblehead will appear in the center of the screen. Voters may tap Long up to 10 times per day.

The bobbleheads in the competition (listed in descending order of the standings as of July 1) are John Cappelletti (Penn State), Charles Woodson (Michigan), Ron Dyane (Wisconsin), Jesse Owens (Ohio State), Mateen Cleaves (Michigan State), Bronko Nagurski (Minnesota), Drew Brees (Purdue), Long, Pat Fitzgerald (Northwestern), Steve Alford (Indiana) and Red Grange (Illinois).

Long played quarterback for the Hawkeyes from 1981-85 and still holds school records for passing attempts in a career (1,203), completions in a career (782), consecutive pass completions (22), completion percentage in a season (67.1) and career (65.0), passing yards in a career (10,461), touchdown passes in a season (27) and career (74) and total offense for a career (10,254).

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