Jack Trice was the first African-American athlete at ISU, competing in both football and track. He majored in animal husbandry, with the desire to go South and use his knowledge to help black farmers. During his first football game, he suffered severe injures that resulted in his death.
Iowa State football moved to a new venue in 1975 with the contruction of a new stadium, located at the Iowa State Center. Starting in 1973, efforts began to name the new stadium after Jack Trice. Due to the persistence of the students, alumni, faculty, and staff, and other supporters, the stadium was finally named Jack Trice Stadium in 1997.
For more information on Trice, see the finding aid for the Jack Trice Papers and the following resources.
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