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Happy Birthday Hayden Fry!

Hawkeye legend Hayden Fry turns 82 today.

The Hall of Fame head coach compiled 143 victories — the most in school history —  during his 20 year tenure with the Hawkeyes. He led the Black and Gold to 14 Bowl games (6-7-1), including three Rose Bowl appearances.

Before Fry came to Iowa, the Hawkeyes went 17 years without a winning season.

Not only did he create a winning culture in Iowa City, the legendary coach is also credited for creating several Iowa Hawkeye football traditions that are still in use today.

- The TigerHawk Logo

- Modeling the Iowa uniforms after the Pittsburgh Steelers

- “The Swarm”

- Painting the visitors locker room Pink

Here’s to Coach Fry — Iowa fans are eternally grateful to you for resurrecting Hawkeye football. The Black and Gold wouldn’t be the same without you.