Iowa football: Top father and son duos in Hawkeyes history

IOWA CITY, IA - NOVEMBER 21: Tight end George Kittle
IOWA CITY, IA - NOVEMBER 21: Tight end George Kittle /
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The Iowa football team has had many family ties in the program during Kirk’s tenure. Here are the top three father and son duos in Hawkeyes history.

It’s always fun to see a kid who grew up hearing stories from his father, uncle, or brother about their experience with the Iowa football program become a Hawkeye. For Kirk Ferentz and his staff, it has a big impact on recruiting.

The Iowa football team isn’t looking for the most elite talent (while that is certainly a plus, it’s not mandatory), instead they are searching for guys who are going to do things the right way and bleed black and gold. When you recruit a legacy, that’s all but guaranteed.

Although it’s not every year the Iowa football team is recruiting a legacy, it is more common than you may expect. The class of 2019 doesn’t have anyone (to my knowledge) with a familial tie to the Hawkeyes, but the class of 2018 featured Iowa’s Strength and Conditioning Coach Chris Doyle’s son Dillon Doyle.

And it appears the Iowa football just started looking into another former legacy with the news that former Hawkeyes wide receiver Kevin Kasper’s son Kyler will be attending Iowa’s camp next weekend.

So this got us thinking, what are some of the other top familial duos that have spent time in the Iowa football program under Kirk Ferentz.

Well, here’s our top three.