As Auburn and Oregon compete for the BCS national title Monday night, one former Hawkeye will be on the field with them.
Robert Smith will be keeping a close watch on both teams, but he won’t be at the game as a fan.
The former Iowa wide receiver will serve as the back judge for tonight’s championship contest, according to Iowa news anchor Ron Steele.
Smith was a wideout for the Hawkeyes from 1983-86, catching 69 passes for 1,438 yards and 16 touchdowns. His 1,438 career receiving yards ranks 20th best in Hawkeye history.
He was a member of perhaps one of the most famous Iowa football teams ever — the 1985 squad who defeated No. 2-ranked Michigan and qualified for the Rose Bowl. Smith played with legendary Hawkeyes Chuck Long, and was on the receiving end of the longest completion of Long’s Iowa career — an 89-yard strike against Northwestern.