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Former UNI quarterback Kurt Warner returned to the UNI campus on Tuesday. Warner, along with current Panther Deiondre' Hall, connected to shoot a "Back 2 Campus" special for the NFL Network. The series connects a former NFL player with a draft prospect.

Warner put Northern Iowa on the map when, at the age of 28, he led Saint Louis to the 2000 Super Bowl title in his first season as an NFL starting quarterback. He earned the NFL and Super Bowl MVP honors in that season.

The former Panther struggled in his quest to reach the NFL, but believes the success he and other former FCS players had once reaching that top level, has helped players such as Hall to gain more opportunities.

"All I wanted for a long time was give me a chance. Put a football in my hand and let me legitimately compete against everyone else," said Warner, "and the great thing is (Deiondre) is going to get that opportunity."

The "Back 2 Campus" special is set to air sometime prior to the NFL draft.

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