Dwight Named Honorary Captain

Nov. 3, 2011

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa consensus all-American, Tim Dwight, has been named honorary captain for Saturday’s game against Michigan. The Hawkeyes face the Wolverines in a nationally televised game on ESPN, with kickoff set for 11:01 a.m., in Kinnick Stadium. The game is sold out, which means Iowa has sold out 55 of its last 57 home games.

Dwight was a first-team all-American as a kick returner in both 1996 and 1997. He was a consensus All-American and finished seventh in the Heisman Trophy balloting in 1997. He was a 1997 first team all-Big Ten selection and was a co-MVP of the Hawkeyes his final two years as a wide receiver/kick return specialist. He was a four-time letterman (1994-97) at Iowa and served as co-captain in 1997. Dwight is still a dominant figure in the Iowa records book. Three of Iowa’s top seven punt returns for touchdowns belong to Dwight. He returned five punts for TD’s during his career. His career punt return yardage of 1,102 is the best ever in the Big Ten.

Three times he was Iowa’s leading receiver (1995-96-97). He’s still third on Iowa’s all-purpose yardage charts (322 rushing, 2,271 receiving, 1,102 punt returns, 1,195 kickoff returns). He is ninth in Iowa scoring with 192 points. His 21 career touchdown receptions were an Iowa record until it was broken this year by Marvin McNutt, Jr.

Dwight was drafted in the fourth round of the 1998 NFL draft by the Atlanta Falcons. He played nine years in the NFL with the San Diego Chargers, New England Patriots, and New York Jets, in addition to the Falcons. He played in the 1999 Super Bowl and ran a kickoff back for a touchdown.

Dwight 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.