This Saturday, Iowa faces Nevada in their last non-conference game of the year in an effort to revitalise their offence. But there will be a special visitor for the game at Kinnick Stadium.
Carl Jackson, a longstanding assistant coach, was named the team's honorary captain for the game on Thursday, according to an announcement made by Iowa on Twitter.
Prior to his retirement in 2008, Jackson worked as a running backs coach for the Hawkeyes for more than 20 years.
The squad released a statement saying they were "excited to welcome back longstanding assistant coach, Carl Jackson, this Saturday as our honorary captain."
Before leaving the Hawkeye Football staff in 2008, Jackson played a part in five B1G Championships during his 22-year tenure.
Carl Jackson returned to Iowa in 1999 under newly appointed head coach Kirk Ferentz after spending a year at Texas. He continued to work with Ferentz until his retirement in 2008.