Nate Stanley discusses finding passion for football, bond with teammates during time at Iowa
Iowa QB Nate Stanley wrapped up his Kinnick Stadium career on Saturday, and he took the time to reflect on his career with the Hawkeyes.
He finished his time in Kinnick Stadium with a win, throwing for 308 yards and guiding the Hawkeyes to a 19-10 victory over Illinois. It gives Iowa eight wins on the season and a chance to get one more next week against Nebraska.
For his career, Stanley has thrown for over 7,600 yards and 66 touchdowns from 2016-19. That stretch includes some memorable upsets, including last week’s takedown of undefeated Minnesota.
After the game, Stanley called his time at Iowa some of his best memories. Though there’s not a lot of time left, Stanley said he and his teammates are focused on making the most of it:
Nate Stanley on 4 yrs at Iowa: “Some of the best memories I’ve ever had. It’s something I’ll be chasing, hopefully with future teams or future relationships. The bond that we have is extremely special. We don’t have much time left together but we’re going to make the most of it.”
— Chad Leistikow (@ChadLeistikow) November 23, 2019
Stanley also admitted that he found his passion for football during his time in Iowa City. Though his career at Iowa may be ending, he will likely move onto the NFL in 2020:
Stanley: “I think I truly found my passion for the game of football” at Iowa
— MarkEmmert (@MarkEmmert) November 23, 2019