IOWA CITY, Iowa – University of Iowa senior kicker Keith Duncan is one of 30 NCAA Division I FBS candidates to be nominated for the 2020-21 Senior CLASS Award. CLASS stands for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School and focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities.
To be eligible for the award, student-athletes must be football seniors and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character, and competition.
Duncan is one of only three Big Ten players and one of only two kickers to be named to the 30-man list.
Duncan, a Weddington High School (N.C.) graduate, was a 2019 consensus All-American, one of three 2019 Lou Groza Award finalists, and the reigning Bakken-Anderson Kicker of the Year in the Big Ten. This season, Duncan is a 4-of-5 on field goal attempts, including a long of 47 yards against Northwestern, and a perfect 11-of-11 on PATs.
Duncan earned Academic All-Big Ten honors in 2019, also earning Dean’s List honors in the fall semesters of 2018 and 2019.
He is a member of Iowa’s 2020-21 Leadership Group. Joining the Iowa football program as a walk-on, Duncan was granted a scholarship in the fall semester of 2019.
Duncan has volunteered at countless organizations at Iowa: Play 2B Fit, Salvation Army, Iowa Dance Marathon, Hawkeye Pride, Hawkeye Readers, Children’s Museum, UI Football Blood Drive, Crisis Center Pancake Breakfast, Ronald McDonald 5K, and Iowa Student-Athlete Day of Caring. Duncan has also visited local hospitals, including the UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital and the local VA Hospital.
Ten finalists will be announced at the end of the regular season, with the winner being selected in December through a nationwide vote available to media, coaches, and fans.