Marvin Lampkin to Serve as Honorary Captain

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IOWA CITY, Iowa – – FormerUniversity of Iowa running back Marvin Lampkin will serve as honorary captain Saturday when No. 11 Iowa hosts North Dakota State at Kinnick Stadium (11:01 a.m., ESPN2) Saturday.

Lampkin is a native of East St. Louis, Illinois, who lettered for the Hawkeyes from 1990-92.  He led the team in rushing as a senior, rushing 171 times for 653 yards and two touchdowns.  He was named the Chevrolet Scholarship Player of the Game after rushing for 97 yards against Colorado in 1992.  Lampkin completed his career with 1,066 rushing yards, currently ranking 38th on Iowa’s career rushing list.

Lampkin scored three touchdowns during the 1990 season as Iowa tied for the Big Ten championship and earned a spot in the 1991 Rose Bowl Game.  He averaged 5.5 yards per carry as a junior in 1991, when the Hawkeyes posted a 10-1-1 overall record, but he was hampered by injury and had just four rushing attempts over the final seven games of the season.

Lampkin joined the Hawkeyes after a standout prep career that included winning the Illinois state title his sophomore season and returning to the title game each of the following two years.  He rushed for over 3,000 career yards and was named the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Player of the Year as a senior.

Lampkin will accompany the Iowa captains to the center of the field for Saturday’s pregame coin toss.  He will also be with the Hawkeyes in the locker room before and after the game.