Tate-to-Holloway: Remembering The Catch

Click on the Picture to view an interactive look back at Tate to Holloway: “The Catch”
Hawkeye fans refer to it as THE CATCH, one of the greatest plays in recent Iowa football history, and it is still is fresh in fans’ minds.

Warren Holloway’s miracle play, a 56-yard touchdown strike from quarterback Drew Tate, sealed a 30-25 win for Iowa over LSU — the defending BCS National Champion — in the Capitol One Bowl on January 1, 2005. It was the senior’s only touchdown of his Hawkeye career, making it all the more special.

Holloway says the coolest thing about meeting Hawkeye fans is hearing the hundreds of different stories about where people were, what they were doing, and how they reacted when the Iowa wide receiver made what is now hailed simply as THE CATCH.

Everyone has a different viewpoint, and HawkeyeLocator interviewed several people in attendance that day in Orlando, including players, coaches, team administrators and media members for multiple perspectives on the play. Check out each person’s story on her interactive look back at THE CATCH.


What do you remember about THE CATCH? Share your story in the comments section below.


2 Comments on “Tate-to-Holloway: Remembering The Catch”

  1. Rachel says:

    There is not a season that goes by that I don’t remember this catch. I will never forget that day started the day off with mass to pray for the boys…..and I watched the game at knights of Columbus. Right before this play my mom.kept saying, ” it’d over we lost it” I wad shaking…and I firmly said no its not mom. Tate threw it & the heavens opened up, my hail Mary wad complete. I bleed black & gold. Saturday mornings are holidays & hawkeye fans are my family.

  2. Tim McLaughlin says:

    Great piece guys! This will always be one of my top Hawkeye memories. I was fortunate enough to have witnessed this historic play in person and I will never forget the massive group hug/jumping huddle that ensued after Warren caught the ball and stayed on his feet. Watching the video clips and hearing Dolph’s play-by-play will never get old. Ever. On Iowa, Go Hawks!

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