Report: Iowa to name field inside Kinnick Stadium to honor former All-American
Iowas is reportedly getting set to honor a great former Hawkeye ahead of the 2021 season.
According to a report by the AP News, Iowa is working on plans to name the field inside Kinnick Stadium after All-American lineman Duke Slater. Slater played for the Hawkeyes from 1918-21 before a trailblazing NFL career. He passed away in 1966 at the age of 67.
Slater went on to become the first black lineman in the NFL where he played for 10 seasons. He is set to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
According to the Wednesday report, Iowa’s board of regents is expected to vote on the resolution next week. This would definitely be a great way to honor Slater.
Based on the story and the information presented, it does not appear that the stadium itself will be renamed or adjusted. Instead, the field would be named after Duke Slater with the stadium retaining the “Kinnick Stadium” name.