Iowa State Football will honor one of it’s most important figures in 2020 by placing the historic Jack Trice patch on their jerseys for the 2020 season.
This is all to use the platform of college football to help promote change, support equality and stand against all forms of discrimination and racism. Jack Trice was the first black athlete in Iowa State history, and died from injuries he sustained in a game against Minnesota in 1923. You can check out our Jack Trice information database here.
New Jack Trice Patches for 2020! pic.twitter.com/BoFcTxYX9r— Cyclone Equipment (@CycloneEQUIP) September 1, 2020
“Jack Trice’s legacy is powerful and it’s certainly one we embrace in our football program, competing in Jack Trice Stadium is an honor and we never want to lose sight on the sacrifices he made. His legacy continues to inspire all of those in our program as we strive to promote equality in our community and the world around us,” stated Matt Campbell in a statement released by Iowa State today.
Iowa State opens the season next Saturday against Louisiana in Jack Trice Stadium. Kickoff is set for 11 A.M.