1981 Iowa Football

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Team
Iowa Football

Current league
NCAA D-I FBS
Big Ten

Current venue
Kinnick Stadium

College or University
University of Iowa

Head Coach
Hayden Fry

  • The 1981 Iowa Hawkeyes were co-Big Ten champions and went to the Rose Bowl.

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Updated the overview for Michael Casula
Created Michael Casula
  • Set high school to Benet Academy.
  • Set hometown to Glen Ellyn.
Added Michael Casula to the 1981 Iowa Hawkeyes Football team roster.
  • Set high school to Benet Academy.
  • Set hometown to Glen Ellyn.
Added Michael Casula to the 1982 Iowa Hawkeyes Football team roster.
  • Set high school to Benet Academy.
  • Set hometown to Glen Ellyn.
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by clivebixby Sep 16, 2014
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Updated the overview for Jeff Dillman
Created Jeff Dillman
  • Set date of birth to Jul 4, 1958.
  • Set height to 6'6".
  • Set weight to 258.
  • Set hometown to Hollywood FL.
Added Jeff Dillman to the 1981 Iowa Hawkeyes Football team roster.
  • Set uniform number to 88.
by Jeffdillman Apr 27, 2014
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Updated personal notes for Randy Fry
Edited the personal notes for Randy Fry.
by maddog48 Dec 03, 2013
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Updated personal notes for Kelly Fry
Edited the personal notes for Kelly Fry.
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Updated the overview for Owen Gill
Created Owen Gill
  • Set date of birth to Feb 19, 1962.
  • Set height to 6'1".
  • Set weight to 230.
  • Set hometown to Brooklyn, NY, United States.
Added Owen Gill to the 1981 Iowa Hawkeyes Football team roster.
  • Set uniform number to 33.
  • Set role to Fullback.
Added Owen Gill to the 1982 Iowa Hawkeyes Football team roster.
  • Set uniform number to 33.
  • Set role to Fullback.
Added Owen Gill to the 1983 Iowa Hawkeyes Football team roster.
  • Set uniform number to 33.
  • Set role to Fullback.
Added Owen Gill to the 1984 Iowa Hawkeyes Football team roster.
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by maddog48 Aug 17, 2013
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Iowa State vs. Iowa 1981
Iowa State vs. Iowa 1981
Iowa Hawkeye defensive end Straun Joseph (96) and Iowa State Cyclone defensive back John Arnaud (20). Iowa State won the game 23-12. In 1981, the Iowa State Cyclones started the season at 5-1-1 and were ranked #10 in the UPI and #11 by the AP. Iowa was Big 10...
by Gridiron Fan Dec 01, 2012
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Baylor back Ben Hall finds room against Tulane in 1948 as #23 Hayden Fry watches
Baylor back Ben Hall finds room against Tulane in 1948 as #23 Hayden Fry watches
by Hearndon Nov 02, 2012
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Wesley Winterink Photography | ISU Athletics Album 002 | Photo 11
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John Quinn waits for the coin toss vs Iowa in 1981 - First game in Ames after the series was revived.
Submitted by Gridiron Fan, Jun 16, 2012
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Updated season notes for 1981 Iowa Hawkeyes Football
Edited the season notes for 1981 Iowa Hawkeyes Football.
  • Added "The 1981 Iowa Hawkeyes were co-Big Ten champions and went to the Rose Bowl."
by Gridiron Fan Sep 15, 2012
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Gridiron Fan Gridiron Fan wrote:
The Hawkeyes' road to the Rose Bowl in 1981 included this big win over No. 5 Michigan. 
1981 #12 Iowa at #5 Michigan Highlights
Hayden Fry and the Hawks get a huge win at #5 Michigan to keep Iowa's Rose Bowl hopes alive. This was Bo Schembechler's first loss to Iowa as the Michigan he...
by Gridiron Fan Sep 15, 2012
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SMU's Chuck Hixson, Hayden Fry & Rufus Cormier with the 1968 Bluebonnet Bowl Trophy
SMU's Chuck Hixson, Hayden Fry & Rufus Cormier with the 1968 Bluebonnet Bowl Trophy
by Hearndon Jun 20, 2012
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Iowa Defensive Coordinator Bill Brashier, Bob Stoops (41) and Mike Stoops (2) Updated personal notes for Bill Brashier
Edited the personal notes for Bill Brashier.
  • Added trivia: "Bill Brashier was a high school and college football coach for 42 years. He was the defensive coordinator for the 17 years at Iowa and went to three Rose Bowls with the Hawkeyes. He coached at four high schools in Texas and coached at Texas-El Paso before becoming Hayden Fry's defensivve coordinator at North Texas and... " View more
by Gridiron Fan Jun 03, 2012
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Iowa Defensive Coordinator Bill Brashier, Bob Stoops (41) and Mike Stoops (2) Updated the overview for Bill Brashier
Created Bill Brashier
  • Set hometown to Eastland, TX, United States.
Added Bill Brashier to the 1979 Iowa Hawkeyes Football team roster.
  • Set role to Defensive Coordinator.
Added Bill Brashier to the 1980 Iowa Hawkeyes Football team roster.
  • Set role to Defensive Coordinator.
Added Bill Brashier to the 1981 Iowa Hawkeyes Football team roster.
  • Set role to Defensive Coordinator.
Added Bill Brashier to the 1982 Iowa Hawkeyes Football team roster.
  • Set role to Defensive Coordinator.
Added Bill Brashier to the 1983 Iowa Hawkeyes Football team roster.
  • Set role to Defensive Coordinator.
Added Bill Brashier to the 1984 Iowa Hawkeyes Football team roster.
  • Set role to Defensive Coordinator.
Added Bill Brashier to the 1985 Iowa Hawkeyes Football team roster.
  • Set role to Defensive Coordinator.
Added Bill Brashier to the 1986 Iowa Hawkeyes Football team roster.
  • Set role to Defensive Coordinator.
Added Bill Brashier to the 1987 Iowa Hawkeyes Football team roster.
  • Set role to Defensive Coordinator.
Added Bill Brashier to the 1988 Iowa Hawkeyes Football team roster.
  • Set role to Defensive Coordinator.
Added Bill Brashier to the 1989 Iowa Hawkeyes Football team roster.
  • Set role to Defensive Coordinator.
Added Bill Brashier to the 1990 Iowa Hawkeyes Football team roster.
  • Set role to Defensive Coordinator.
Added Bill Brashier to the 1991 Iowa Hawkeyes Football team roster.
  • Set role to Defensive Coordinator.
Added Bill Brashier to the 1992 Iowa Hawkeyes Football team roster.
  • Set role to Defensive Coordinator.
Added Bill Brashier to the 1993 Iowa Hawkeyes Football team roster.
  • Set role to Defensive Coordinator.
Added Bill Brashier to the 1994 Iowa Hawkeyes Football team roster.
  • Set role to Defensive Coordinator.
Added Bill Brashier to the 1995 Iowa Hawkeyes Football team roster.
  • Set role to Defensive Coordinator.
Added Bill Brashier to the 1996 Iowa Hawkeyes Football team roster.
  • Set role to Defensive Coordinator.
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by Gridiron Fan Jun 03, 2012
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Iowa football Defensive Coordinator Bill Brashier, Bob Stoops (41) and Mike Stoops (2)
Iowa football Defensive Coordinator Bill Brashier, Bob Stoops (41) and Mike Stoops (2)
by Gridiron Fan Jun 03, 2012
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Mel Cole - Iowa Linebacker - MVP 1981
Mel Cole - Iowa Linebacker - MVP 1981
by Gridiron Fan May 20, 2012
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Mel Cole - Iowa Linebacker - MVP 1981 Updated personal notes for Mel Cole
Edited the personal notes for Mel Cole.
  • Added trivia: "Elgin Sports Hall of Fame Bio: Mel was an All—State linebacker on Elgin High School's 10—1 conference championship team in 1977. He went on to distinguish himself in the Big Ten at the University of Iowa. He starred on the 1981 team, which won the conference title and Iowa's first trip to the Rose Bowl in... " View more
by Gridiron Fan May 20, 2012
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1981 #12 Iowa at #5 Michigan Highlights
Hayden Fry and the Hawks get a huge win at #5 Michigan to keep Iowa's Rose Bowl hopes alive. This was Bo Schembechler's first loss to Iowa as the Michigan he...
by Gridiron Fan May 12, 2012
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1981 Iowa State vs. Iowa
1981 Iowa State vs. Iowa
by Gridiron Fan May 12, 2012
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Gridiron Fan Gridiron Fan wrote:
1981 game day program for Iowa vs. Iowa State 
1981 Football Program - Iowa at Iowa State
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Programs and media guides over 20 years old of Iowa State Athletics
Submitted by Gridiron Fan, May 11, 2012
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