So, I could have probably listed three or four quarterbacks on this list like Heisman runner-up Brad Banks or gunslinger Drew Tate, but I felt that would be cheating so I chose just one and that’s none other than Stanzi the Manzi.
His bravado and confidence, not to mention his ability to stay cool, calm and collected under pressure have made him one of the most beloved former Hawkeyes in the history of the Iowa football program.
But what would have made him so marketable is the fact that he had already hit the national stage by the time he was a junior after leading the Iowa football team to the 2010 Orange Bowl.
That would have given him a year to basically run Iowa City and endorse literally anything he wanted to.
And he could have had a pretty sweet t-shirt line too leading with his Orange Bowl quote, “Love it or leave it!”.