Reilly’s Sons Honorary Captains
Dubuque native and former Iowa Hawkeye great Mike Reilly, who passed away last month at the age of 77, will be represented by his three sons, Jim, Steve, and Bob, as honorary captain when Iowa hosts Minnesota at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday.
Mike earned first-team All-Big Ten and All-America honors as a senior, and was named Iowa’s Most Valuable Player and then went on to play in the NFL with the Bears and Vikings.
Jim followed in his father’s footsteps to Iowa, lettering as a linebacker from 1985-88. Jim collected 209 career tackles, including 139 in 1988, a total that ties as the sixth-best in single-season history.
Steve is a Hawkeye golf letterman (1985-88). He worked as a golf professional early in his career.
Bob was an all-state linebacker at Dubuque (Iowa) Wahlert High School and played linebacker for the Hawkeyes in 1989.