Former Iowa defensive end Adrian Clayborn named honorary captain for homecoming game


The Hawkeyes will have a familiar face on hand for their homecoming game.

Former Iowa defensive end Adrian Clayborn, now with the Atlanta Falcons, tweeted Wednesday that Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz had asked him to serve as honorary captain for the matchup against Illinois on Oct. 7.

Just got off the phone with Kirk. Honored he asked me to be the honorary captain for the homecoming game! #hawks

— Adrian Clayborn (@AJaClay) September 14, 2017

Clayborn played at Iowa from 2007-10, racking up 192 tackles and 19 sacks, earning MVP honors at the 2010 Orange Bowl and consensus All-American recognition as a senior. He was selected No. 20 overall in the 2011 NFL Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He lasted four years in Tampa, then signed with the Falcons in 2015. He has 108 tackles and 20.5 sacks over the course of his NFL career.

The post Former Iowa defensive end Adrian Clayborn named honorary captain for homecoming game appeared first on Land of 10.


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Sports

Baseball: Benjamin handles Jupiter at Santaluces Slam

Parker Haskin was 2-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBIs, leading Benjamin to a 10-5 victory over Jupiter at the Santaluces Slam on Friday night in Lantana. Aaron Steinhart added two hits, two RBIs and a run scored for the Buccaneers. Jake Garland and Peyton Moon had two RBIs apiece for Jupiter. Dwyer 10, Santaluces 0 (5): Jordan Coleman pitched...
Softball: Dwyer cruises past Palm Beach Lakes

Maddie Swift was 2-for-2 with two runs scored, helping Dwyer to a 15-0 rout of Palm Beach Lakes on Friday in West Palm Beach. Casey Goguts added a hit and two RBIs and pitchers Skylar Melby and Alexa Jaloski combined for the shutout with five strikeouts for the Panthers. King’s Academy 19, Fort Lauderdale-Pine Crest School 7: Jordan Winters pitched...
Lacrosse: Oxbridge Academy boys hold on for win

James Dorsey scored two goals, helping Oxbridge Academy to a 6-4 victory over Orlando-Bishop Moore on Friday in West Palm Beach. Connor Davies added two assists for the ThunderWolves. Palm Beach Gardens 14, Atlantic 6: Julio Novariani scored five goals and Bruce Haase had 14 saves as the Gators (1-1) overpowered the Eagles late Thursday in Palm Beach...
While Luke List and Jamie Lovemark top Honda, Tiger Woods four back
While Luke List and Jamie Lovemark top Honda, Tiger Woods four back

For the first time in a long time, Tiger is lurking. Tiger Woods overcame a brief lapse at the start of the Bear Trap to shoot a 1-over-par 71 to sit four shots off the lead Friday at the midpoint of the Honda Classic at PGA National Resort. Relative unknowns Luke List and Jamie Lovemark share the 36-hole lead at 3 under, with plenty of high-profile...
Dave George: Healthy Tiger Woods brings excitement to Honda Classic
Dave George: Healthy Tiger Woods brings excitement to Honda Classic

PALM BEACH GARDENS — Dressed in a hot pink shirt and glowing at full broil, Tiger Woods set the table Friday afternoon for a Honda Classic weekend to savor. No more wondering about making the cut in this latest comeback from back surgery and rehab and the accompanying recalibration of all competitive goals. Tiger is thinking about winning now...
More Stories