Former Hawkeye Marv Cook on the 2011 College Football Hall of Fame Ballot

Former Iowa tight end Marv Cook is one of 79 players on the 2011 ballot for the College Football Hall of Fame.

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A two-time first team All-Big Ten selection and consensus All-American in 1988, Cook was a member of four bowl-bound Hawkeye teams — including the 1985 Rose Bowl squad. He recorded 126 career catches and has more career receiving yards (1,825) than any other Hawkeye tight end in program history.

In order for a player to be eligible for the ballot, the player must have been a First Team All-American, his last season of college football must be at least 10 years ago, he must have played within the last 50 years, and he cannot currently be playing professionally.

Of the 79 players on the ballot, only 14 will be enshrined in the 2011 Hall of Fame class. The official announcement will be made May 17 in New York City.

Nine former Hawkeye players have already been enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame: Nile Kinnick, Chuck Long, Aubrey Devine, Randy Duncan, Cal Jones, Alex Karras, Gordon Locke, Duke Slater, and Larry Station.


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