Seven current Iowa Hawkeyes call Siouxland home. Five of those players are in their first year with the program, but the remaining two are a pair of walk-ons who have worked their way up the depth chart.
Brandon Snyder from West Lyon is a backup safety and a special teams standout for the Hawkeyes.
Sergeant Bluff-Luton's Cole Croston has moved up from walk-on to starting right tackle for Iowa, following in his dad Dave's footsteps 30 years ago.
"He was a fantastic player and I don't think I'm necessarily in his shadow by any means," said Cole. "I'm just trying to be my own player. He was a great player. If I could even be half as good as he was it would be a fantastic career for me."
"The fact that I played down there, my name's on the wall in the O-Line room, I think he maybe caught a little grief from the other guys, but I don't think there was ever really pressure," said Dave, the Big Ten Offensive Lineman of the Year in 1986. "We don't talk about technique, we don't talk about his kick-step or we don't talk about a whole lot football wise. Just a little bit every now and then, but the big thing has just been when you get an opportunity you have to make the most of it and that's what he's done."
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