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    Retired Numbers

    W/ the recent JT talks about retiring his number, what other ISU players should have their numbers put into a ring of honor at the stadium? (retiring numbers is hard based on the fact you can only use certain numbers in football)

    Im thinking:

    Jack Trice
    Troy Davis
    Blaise Bryant

    For starters.



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    Re: Retired Numbers

    Dwight Nichols from the Dirty Thirty team.. Believe he was an All-American and led the conference in yardage or some statistic three years in a row. A few others that are probably worthy of discussion, I'm sure, but that one was at the top of my mind right away.


    Few more minutes of thinking: Dexter Green and Matt Blair perhaps.



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    Re: Retired Numbers

    My 2 cents:

    The idea of honoring Jack Trice by having someone who's earned it wear his number each year is interesting. But aside from that, if we're retiring numbers, the only one I would do is Jack. It's on a different level than anyone else's contributions.


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    Re: Retired Numbers

    Quote Originally Posted by Ciclone View Post
    My 2 cents:

    The idea of honoring Jack Trice by having someone who's earned it wear his number each year is interesting. But aside from that, if we're retiring numbers, the only one I would do is Jack. It's on a different level than anyone else's contributions.

    Yeah, a ring of honor would be cool though. I've not been in the new practice facility to see what sort of inclusion there is for past greats.. anyone?



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    Re: Retired Numbers

    Sam Richardson--in three years.




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    Re: Retired Numbers

    I was telling the Jack Trice story to an in-law last night and he cannot believe that we named our stadium after someone who only played two games. He really had a hard time seeing the whole picture. However, having named the stadium after him, I think we certainly should retire his number, now that we know what it was.



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    Re: Retired Numbers

    Dennis Gibson and Matt Blair. We need to do more to celebrate these guys who have good NFL careers. With Knott and Klein (and George), we should present ourselves as Linebacker U.



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    Re: Retired Numbers

    Quote Originally Posted by Cycsk View Post
    I was telling the Jack Trice story to an in-law last night and he cannot believe that we named our stadium after someone who only played two games. He really had a hard time seeing the whole picture. However, having named the stadium after him, I think we certainly should retire his number, now that we know what it was.
    Quit talking to Hok fans.



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    Re: Retired Numbers

    Matt Blair.

    Wasn't there some recurring joke on CF that Matt Blair killed a crocodile so he could use it as a condom? Or am I just crazy?



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    Re: Retired Numbers

    I think the prerequisite should be an NFL career of some sort, or holds several Cyclone records, or some kind of sociological impact like Jack Trice had.

    Of those with NFL careers, some you'd have to consider would be....

    Ellis Hobbs
    Tim Dobbins
    Sage Rosenfels
    Seneca Wallace
    Matt Blair
    Gibson
    Karl Nelson
    KO
    Marcus Robertson

    Obviously I'm sure I'm missing a ton. Those were just off the top of my head. And of course, you probably wouldn't include anyone that just made the NFL, they would have had to had a pretty decent NFL career too.

    Probably to make it simpler, I'd just retire Jack Trice's number and call it good.



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    Re: Retired Numbers

    Where do you draw the line (or, how exclusive should this club be)?

    1. College Football Hall of Fame
    Ed Bock (#38)

    2. Heisman Trophy vote earners
    Dwight Nichols (#16)
    George Amundson (#12)
    Troy Davis (#28)

    3. Multiple-time All-Americans
    Davis
    Tracy Henderson (#89)
    Dave Hoppmann (#16)

    4. One-time AA + multiple-time first-team all-conference
    Dick Barker (#n/a)
    Polly Wallace (#n/a)
    Ike Hayes (#56)
    Everett Kischer (#21)
    Jack Fathauer (#71)
    Jim Doran (#83)
    Tom Watkins (#22)
    Tom Vaughn (#35)
    Eppie Barney (#11)
    Mike Stensrud (#63)
    Dexter Green (#24)
    Dwayne Crutchfield (#45)
    Karl Nelson (#69)



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    Re: Retired Numbers

    Quote Originally Posted by theshadow View Post
    Where do you draw the line (or, how exclusive should this club be)?

    1. College Football Hall of Fame
    Ed Bock (#38)

    2. Heisman Trophy vote earners
    Dwight Nichols (#16)
    George Amundson (#12)
    Troy Davis (#28)

    3. Multiple-time All-Americans
    Davis
    Tracy Henderson (#89)
    Dave Hoppmann (#16)

    4. One-time AA + multiple-time first-team all-conference
    Dick Barker (#n/a)
    Polly Wallace (#n/a)
    Ike Hayes (#56)
    Everett Kischer (#21)
    Jack Fathauer (#71)
    Jim Doran (#83)
    Tom Watkins (#22)
    Tom Vaughn (#35)
    Eppie Barney (#11)
    Mike Stensrud (#63)
    Dexter Green (#24)
    Dwayne Crutchfield (#45)
    Karl Nelson (#69)

    It's amazing that someone like Matt Blair didn't make any of these qualifications. He probably had the greatest NFL career of any other Cyclone.



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    Re: Retired Numbers

    Save the ring of honor for the SEZ unveiling



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    Re: Retired Numbers

    Establish a ring of honor, but don't retire any numbers -- that way they can still be worn, but players get honored.

    That could mean duplicate numbers, but it could be that way even if numbers were retired.

    And WhatchaGonnaDo has good idea -- save it for SEZ



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    Re: Retired Numbers

    Jack Trice
    Jake Knott
    A.J. Klein
    Troy Davis



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