Former Hawkeye Eric Steinbach to miss entire 2011 NFL season

Former Hawkeye and current Cleveland Brown offensive lineman Eric Steinbach will miss the entire 2011 NFL season after undergoing back surgery Tuesday to repair a bulging disk.

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Steinbach served as an extremely durable anchor for the Browns offensive line, playing each of the last two seasons without missing a single game. Over the past eight seasons, Steinbach has started 124 games.

The former Hawkeye’s quickness and ability to open holes translated into success for Browns running back Peyton Hillis, who ran for a career-best 1,177 yards and 11 touchdowns last season.

Steinbach earned Big Ten Offensive Lineman of the Year honors in 2002, and was selected by the Bengals in the second round of the 2003 NFL Draft. He’s been with the Browns since 2007.


Former Hawkeye Kyle Schlicher appears on “Jim Rome Show”

Former Iowa Hawkeye placekicker Kyle Schlicher made an appearance on the “Jim Rome Show” today, discussing his life after donning the Black and Gold uniform.

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Rome is currently on a streak of interviewing people with the first name “Kyle” on his show. After a guest cancelled, Rome took to Twitter in search of another Kyle to keep his streak alive.

“Uh-oh! Guest cancellation….#KYLESTREAK in jeopardy! Ever play sports on any level? First name, Kyle? Hit @jastewart15 STAT,” Rome tweeted Tuesday morning from his personal account (@JimRome).

The former Iowa Hawkeye and Iowa Barnstormer kicker talked about his current profession: training Navy SEALs as a strength and conditioning coach. He also helped extend Rome’s “Kyle Streak” to 16 straight days.

Listen to a portion of Rome’s interview with former Hawkeye Kyle Schilcher here:

Top NFL Hawkeye Poll — Round 3

We’ve reached the third round of the Top NFL Hawkeye poll. Thanks to all of the Iowa fans who have participated in the polling thus far.

We’re down to the Elite 8. Here are the match-ups:

#1 Dallas Clark vs. #8 Tony Moeaki

#4 Shonn Greene vs. #5 Chad Greenway

#2 Nate Kaeding vs. #10 Robert Gallery

#3 Bob Sanders vs. #6 Aaron Kampman