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Honored Station 05/01/2009

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See video of Larry Station and listen to coach Fry’s comments here: http://www.kcrg.com/sports/44077507.html

Former Iowa Linebacker Larry Station has been elected to the collegiate football Hall of Fame.  He becomes the ninth former

Larry Station (36) is Iowa/s all time tackle leader

Larry Station (36) is Iowa's all time tackle leader

 player, and 14th member overall with Iowa ties in the hall.

Station played at Iowa from 1982 to 1985.  He still is the career leader in tackles at Iowa with 492.  He lead the Hawkeyes in tackles in each of his 4 seasons, including his freshman year despite having started only 5 games that season.  Station joins his coach, Hayden Fry and teammate quarterback Chuck Long in the hall. 

Though undersized for a linebacker at 5′ 11″ , 227  lbs, the former Omaha, Ne., prep star was the

Station recorded doubble digit tackles in a game 23 times

Station recorded double digit tackles in a game 23 times

defensive heart of an Iowa team that went 35-13-1 during his career at the University, including 4 bowl appearances (Peach, Gator, Freedom and Rose).  The Hawkeyes lead the Big Ten in total defense in three of his four seasons.  He was first named team all-Big Ten three times and  first team all-American twice.  Station was also twice named academic all-America.   He was a finalist for the Lombardi Award and the Butkis Award following his senior season.  In 1989, during Iowa’s 100th season celebration, Station was elected to Iowa’s all time football team.

One of the best defensive players in Iowa history, coach Fry said of  Station “he was probably the best defensive player I had the privilege to work with.”  Station was a fierce hitter with an instinct for where the ball was going to go. 

Larry Station is most deserving of this honor, and Hawkeye fans everywhere say congratulations.

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