Oct. 21, 2011
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IOWA CITY, IA — Former University of Iowa captain Brian Ferentz has been named honorary captain for Saturday’s homecoming game against Indiana. The Hawkeyes face the Hoosiers in a nationally televised game on BTN, with kickoff set for 11:01 a.m., in Kinnick Stadium. The game is sold out, which means Iowa has sold out 54 of its last 56 home games.
Ferentz, a native of Iowa City, was a three-year letterman (2003-05) and three-year starting center for the Hawkeyes. He was named academic all-Big Ten in 2003. He played on Iowa teams that were among the most successful in Hawkeye history. He was part of two Big Ten championship teams (2002 & 2004). During his tenure with the Hawkeyes, Iowa played in the BCS Fed Ex Orange Bowl, two Outback Bowls and a Capital One Bowl. He helped lead an offensive line which made Iowa’s 2004-05 offensive units among the most productive in Hawkeye history. Iowa had a 38-12 record in the four years he was on the roster (2002-05). He played in the 2006 Hula Bowl all-star game.
Ferentz signed as a free agent with the Atlanta Falcons and played one season in the NFL. He is currently the tight ends coach with the New England Patriots.
Ferentz will accompany the Iowa captains to the center of the field for the pre-game coin flip. He will also be with the Hawkeyes in the locker room, before and after the game, and on the sidelines during the contest.