Iowa State To Wear 1923 Throwback Jerseys To Honor 1st Black Player (Photo)


Iowa State Jack Trice Throwback

Jack Trice was the 1st African-American athlete at Iowa State and although his career ended tragically after injuries sustained after his second game, the football team will honor the trailblazer September 14th by wearing a 1923 throwback uniform.

During the second play of the team’s second game against Minnesota, Trice broke his collarbone. He insisted he was fine and continued to play. In the third quarter, after being crushed by Gopher players, Trice was removed from the game and taken to the hospital where he told the doctors he was ok and they deemed him fit to travel. Two days later he died from internal bleeding.

What a great way to honor a Cyclone pioneer and shed light on heroic story that unfortunately had a tragic ending.

In their 2nd game of the season Iowa State will play in a replica of the 1923 jersey worn by Jack Trice in the Jack Trice Stadium Football Stadium on the Iowa State campus.