Bigger than football: Minnesota holder Casey O'Brien talks impact of Iowa Wave
The Iowa Wave is the best tradition in college football. The opportunity for players, coaches, fans and officials to take time to show love and support to patients in the Stead Family Children’s Hospital overlooking Kinnick Stadium is one of the best moments in college football every Saturday the Hawkeyes are at home.
This past weekend, it was an especially impactful moment for Minnesota holder Casey O’Brien. The Golden Gopher who is a four-time cancer survivor knows exactly what those children looking out the window are going through. Having the chance to wave to those kids was extremely meaningful to O’Brien.
Before the two teams met on the field in Iowa City on Saturday, O’Brien, Tanner Morgan and P.J. Fleck talked about the significance the Iowa Wave has on the children and parents inside the hospital. They also talked about what it would mean to O’Brien.
Below is the clip, as shared by Big Ten Network:
The Iowa Wave is special to many, including players and staff on the visitor's sideline.
Imagine the meaning of it to Casey O'Brien.
— Minnesota on BTN (@MinnesotaOnBTN) November 19, 2019