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Drew Tate returns to Kinnick as honorary captain

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Drew Tate will be returning to Kinnick Stadium on Saturday to serve as the honorary captain for the Hawkeyes as they host Indiana for homecoming on Saturday.

Tate, famous for the touchdown throw to Warren Holloway that gave Iowa a 30-25 win over Louisiana State University in the 2005 Capital One Bowl, will be with Hawkeyes in the locker room and on the sidelines along with accompanying the captains for the coin toss.

Tate was a four-year letterman at Iowa from 2003 through 2006 and was the starting quarterback for his final three seasons.

Tate completed 665-of-1,090 pass attempts for 8,292 yards and 61 touchdowns while at Iowa. He ranks second in career completions, attempts, yards, and touchdowns, and third in completion percentage with .610. He was named first-team All-Big Ten in 2004, was Iowa's offensive Most Valuable Player that season and was the MVP of the Capital One Bowl. Iowa had two wins and two losses in bowl games during Tate's career.

The Hawkeyes posted a 10-2 record in 2004 and earned a share of the Big Ten title after beating then ninth-ranked Wisconsin 30-7 at Kinnick Stadium.

Since leaving Iowa, Tate has played in the Canadian Football League. He spent two seasons with Saskatchewan before joining Calgary, the team he currently plays for. He has passed for more than 3,800 yards and 28 touchdowns in his career. He also rushed for 21 touchdowns in his CFL career.

The Hawkeyes and Hoosiers are scheduled to kick off at 11:01 a.m. from Kinnick Stadium. The game will be televised on ESPNU.

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