After the Jack Trice throwbacks, let's do the Polly Wallace throwbacks

Discussion in 'Football' started by Kagavi, Sep 12, 2013.

  1. Kagavi

    Kagavi Active Member

    With the debut of the Jack Trice throwbacks mere days away, I got to thinking about what throwbacks ISU could do next. Maybe ISU will never be a flashy school, which is ok, but we can certainly honor past teams and players with throwbacks.

    For those of you who don't know, Polly Wallace was a beast of a man that was ISU's first consensus all-american in 1920. Remember, players went both ways at that time--he played center on offense/defense, but I suspect his defensive position was more like a middle linebacker as he was everywhere. He may have been the first great linebacker at ISU--a position that didn't exist at the time.

    Also, the 1920 team may have been the first ISU team to feature a painted design on the helmets--which I used as inspiration for this throwback helmet concept that I posted on Twitter:

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    Here's a look at the helmets in action--definitely an unique look for ISU:

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    What do you think?
  2. deadeyededric

    deadeyededric Well-Known Member

    Dec 12, 2009
    Parts Unknown
    Anything is better than I-State.
  3. Me State

    Me State Well-Known Member

    Oct 19, 2007
    Wear it for a throwback game and I will like it and try to buy it.

    It would be unique. I say do it.
  4. NickTheGreat

    NickTheGreat Well-Known Member

    Jan 17, 2012
    Hmm. Not familiar with this story. Then again, I was pretty young at the time! :jimlad:

    I don't know if I did the helmet or not. It's kinda neat, but not sure I like it enough.
  5. ripvdub

    ripvdub Well-Known Member

    Mar 20, 2006
    i say we do the 1994 red n gold ****** "cyclones". that way the Lazard bros can wear the same uni their dad did.
  6. MartyFine

    MartyFine Well-Known Member

    Jul 7, 2009
    Warren Co., IA
    Didn't they have blue in the uniform back in the 20s and 30s? If so, then please no. I wouldn't mind them wearing the uniforms from the 50s. Sort of looked like the 49ers.
  7. Kagavi

    Kagavi Active Member

    As I recall, Ed Bock in 1938 had a blue uniform. However, anything I've ever seen with the 1920s and early 30s points to either cardinal or gold uniforms.

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