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Meet Hawkeye legend Chuck Long in Fairfield

1985 Maxwell Award winner and Heisman Trophy runner-up Chuck Long will be in Fairfield Friday to talk about his days as a Hawkeye legend and playing for Hayden Fry while selling/signing copies of his newly released biography. Tickets to the Rotary meeting he will be speaking at must be purchased by Wednesday to attend.
1985 Maxwell Award winner and Heisman Trophy runner-up Chuck Long will be in Fairfield Friday to talk about his days as a Hawkeye legend and playing for Hayden Fry while selling/signing copies of his newly released biography. Tickets to the Rotary meeting he will be speaking at must be purchased by Wednesday to attend.

Hawkeye legend and Heisman Trophy runner-up Chuck Long will share stories of his football life and career and sign copies of his just-released biography Destined for Greatness during a special noon meeting of the Fairfield Rotary Club Friday. Guests are encouraged to join Rotarians Jan. 11 from noon to 1 p.m. at the Fairfield Golf & Country Club located at 905 E. Harrison.

Long played quarterback for the Hawkeyes from 1981-85 and holds numerous school, Big-Ten and national passing records. He will autograph and personalize copies of Destined for Greatness, greet and join in photos with guests and share memories of playing for Iowa football coaches Hayden Fry and Kirk Ferentz.

Destined for Greatness, authored by Aaron Putze of Waukee, tells the story of Long’s remarkable career and the 1980s resurgence of the University of Iowa Football program. The one-of-a-kind journey is an inspiring one—from starring on the neighborhood playground as a youth growing up in Wheaton, Illinois to his current role as CEO & Executive Director of the Iowa Sports Foundation.

Those interested in attending the event should notify Rotary president Joshua Laraby at 472-3436 by Wednesday, Jan. 9. There is a $10 charge for eating lunch, the proceeds of which go to Fairfield Rotary.