On Wednesday, June 13, at 12 p.m., Hawkeyes great Chuck Long will share stories of his football life and career and sign copies of his just-released biography, Destined for Greatness, during a meeting of the Mt. Pleasant Rotary at Iowa Wesleyan College.
Long, who played quarterback for the Hawkeyes from 1981-85 and holds numerous school, Big-Ten and national passing records, will autograph and personalize copies of his book, greet and join in photos with guests and share memories of playing for legendary Hawkeyes football coach Hayden Fry. The Heisman Trophy finalist also will sign one additional item for each book purchased.
?We?re excited to have Chuck join us and recount what it was like to play at Iowa and to bring so much attention to a state that, when he was playing, was struggling to recover from a terrible collapse in the farm economy,? says Rich Mueller, Mt. Pleasant Rotary president. ?We hope the community will show up in support of a great program and story and the good work we do as Rotarians.?
Long holds the University of Iowa?s marks for yards passing, completions, touchdown passes and total offense and pass attempts in a season and career. More than three decades after his college career ended, he still is the most accurate passer in Big-Ten history.