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    Kurt Warner - The Iowa Years

    Obviously, I know the "Kurt Warner story". It appears that this guy is always being overlooked for one reason or another. I happen to think he should be in the HOF but my sense is that this may be another time that he will be overlooked.

    I post this because I am curious of two things:

    + What was he like in HS...type of kid, type of athlete? How much of a shot did he get in HS?

    + What was he like at UNI...why was he never given a chance until his final year to play? Did he graduate?

    Again, I know the "story"...I am hoping someone on this site knows the "Iowa years" in a little more detail and will share it with me.

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    Re: Kurt Warner - The Iowa Years

    Does he deserve it? I tend to think so, but I can see the argument against him. He basically has 5 years missing from the middle of his career, and he's going to have to be spectacular the next several years to get people to forget about that. This last year was a gigantic step for his status. There is one thing going for him, though - according to NBC's postgame, the guy only owns the top 3 passing games in Super Bowl history...


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    Re: Kurt Warner - The Iowa Years

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonenum1 View Post
    Obviously, I know the "Kurt Warner story". It appears that this guy is always being overlooked for one reason or another. I happen to think he should be in the HOF but my sense is that this may be another time that he will be overlooked.

    I post this because I am curious of two things:

    + What was he like in HS...type of kid, type of athlete? How much of a shot did he get in HS?

    + What was he like at UNI...why was he never given a chance until his final year to play? Did he graduate?

    Again, I know the "story"...I am hoping someone on this site knows the "Iowa years" in a little more detail and will share it with me.

    Thanks.
    I can't remember who their starting qb was during Fr and Soph years, but he was good. Maybe a 4 year starter?

    His junior year, it came down to him and Jay Johnston. The coach picked Johnston and he lead them to an undefeated record and, I think, a #1 ranking. They lost in the late rounds of the playoffs.

    Kurt took over his senior year and did very well also.

    Some that is a UNI fan, or at least has a better memory than me will have to give more detail.



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    Re: Kurt Warner - The Iowa Years

    I worked with him at the Cedar Falls hy-vee night stock crew. At the time didn't even realize he ever played football.



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    Re: Kurt Warner - The Iowa Years

    I don't think he's being overlooked ... the guy has HOF conversations about him before he's even retired!

    He's in, maybe not first ballot, but he's going to be in the record book in so many places that he has to get in eventually. A year or two more of normal "Warner" stats to boost the overalls and he's locked it up. He's "per-game-played" averages are sick.



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    Re: Kurt Warner - The Iowa Years

    Quote Originally Posted by c.y.c.l.o.n.e.s View Post
    I can't remember who their starting qb was during Fr and Soph years, but he was good. Maybe a 4 year starter?

    His junior year, it came down to him and Jay Johnston. The coach picked Johnston and he lead them to an undefeated record and, I think, a #1 ranking. They lost in the late rounds of the playoffs.

    Kurt took over his senior year and did very well also.

    Some that is a UNI fan, or at least has a better memory than me will have to give more detail.
    Waterloo Courier had several Kurt Warner stories last weekend. You can porobbaly google them in. He was close to starting at UNI, but nit quite close enough.

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    The arena football helped him develop pinpoint passing. He has to be one of the world's best pinpoint passers.

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    Re: Kurt Warner - The Iowa Years

    Plain and simple, he was a late bloomer.


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    Re: Kurt Warner - The Iowa Years

    Thanks...I was hoping to get a little more info on the HS and UNI days since we really don't hear much about that when the national press tells his story. I was hoping someone may know something on here from a personal standpoint.



    I cheer for two teams, Iowa State and whoever is playing the hawkeyes.

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