I like that Iowa dips into different generations for its honorary football captains.
In the same season, you can have Julian Vandervelde (a Hawkeye senior in 2010) and someone who was a senior on Iowa’s team 50 years before him.
This weekend, it’s Tom Moore, who was a quarterback and kicker for the Hawkeyes in 1959 and 1960, when they went 13-5. Moore is a Mount Pleasant native who has had quite the football life.
Naming every stop on his resume is exhausting, let alone listing the successes.
Moore, 79, has three Super Bowl rings, two with the Pittsburgh Steelers and one with the Indianapolis Colts. Here is where he coached:
Iowa (graduate assistant) 1961-62
Wake Forest 1969
Georgia Tech 1970-71
Minnesota 1972-73 and 1975-76
Pittsburgh Steelers 1977-89 (offensive coordinator from 1983-89)
Minnesota Vikings (assistant head coach) 1990-93
Detroit Lions (offensive coordinator) 1994-96
New Orleans Saints 1997
Indianapolis Colts (offensive coordinator from 1998-2008) 1998-2010
New York Jets (offensive consultant) 2011
Tennessee Titans (offensive consultant) 2012
Arizona Cardinals (assistant head coach) 2013-17
Moore was inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame in 2014 in recognition of his 13 seasons with the Steelers. He was recognized as part of the 2015 class for the Paul “Dr. Z” Zimmerman Award by the Pro Football Writers Association, recognizing lifetime achievements as an assistant coach in the NFL.
This sounds like a Kirk Ferentz guy, doesn’t it?