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GROVER HIGDON Although the major lettermen appointed two men to act as captains of the University of lowu football team before the 1930 sea- son arrived, when the time for the first game came, neither was available. Anrl so the Hawkeyes were forced to resort to the boss- u-week plan, naming a pilot directly before each contest. At the end of the season, at the annual banquet given by President and Mrs. Walter A. Jessup, the letter winners selected Grover Higdon as honorary pilot for the 1930 season. Higdon, playing alongside Harold Ely, was one of the strongest men in the Hawk- eye forward wall, playing in every game and furnishing great support to backs on open- ing holes for line plays. He was awarded a major letter during his junior year and another insignia during his last year of competition. Especially efficient at pulling out of the line and forming interference for running hacks, Higdon proved to be one of the most valuable men on the Old Gold offense. On defense, few opponents furnished a line which he was unable to penetrate. OLIVER SANSEN Not to the halfback who thrilled the stands with sensational end runs, not to the lineman who opened holes for backs carrying the ball on line plunges, but to the blocking fullback, Oliver N. Sansen goes the honor of captain- ing the University of Iowa football team during the 1931 campaign. Sansen, who possesses the bone crushing qualities which formerly characterized Hawk- eye grid outfits, was one of the mainstays of the Old Gold backfield during 1930 and should make Coach Ingwersen ' s squad an ideal pilot. He was named by his teammates as the most valuable man on the squad and was considered by the Chicago Tribune in its selection of a candidate for the annual 1 rophy. When an extra yard was needed for a first down, it was Sansen who answered the call with marked success. His steady blocking made it possible for Iowa ' s leading ground gainers to amass a great total by the end of the season. He is one of the few juniors to gain this distinction from an Iowa football outfit. Ihiring 1929, as an almost unnoticed soph- omore reserve, he accounted for five Iowa touchdowns and in 1930 Ingwersen concen- trated his efforts on him. Two Uuixlnd Ei,
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IOWA UPSETS RIVAL NEBR. intercepted two Lion passes in the last quarter to indirectly account for the last two Iowa scores, ones of which was made by Hickman and the other by Jack Warrington. Sansen booted one of the trys for extra point over the bar for an added point. This left Iowa just one game short of a .500 average. A chance to add the needed win came on the next Saturday when Nebraska raided the Hawk camp. Amassing a total of 162 yards in 26 trials from scrimmage, Hickman established himself as the best Iowa ground gainer of the season. His slashing and slicing of the Cornhusker line made it possible for Kriz and Leo Jens- void to cross the opposing line. Iowa finally emerged with a 12 to 7 win. Long, classy Husker half, made the only Nebraska touch- down, while Frahm kicked goal. STORY Two Hundred Seventy -ninf
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WALTER L. STEWART was the first man to graduate from Iowa with nine letters in athletics. In both 1909 and 1910, Stewart was captain of the Iowa basketball team. He also captained the base- ball team. During 1911 and 1912, he was head basketball and head baseball coach, winning state honors. . BASKETBALL
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