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James 'Butch' Caldwell
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Position(s): QB

HIGH SCHOOL: James 'Butch' Caldwell attended Roth High School and lived in or near Dayton, Ohio. He was one of the first sophomores in the city of Dayton to make All-City First Team as a QB. He was a dual-threat quarterback, and was among the most coveted high school recruits in the nation and narrowed his choices to Michigan, Ohio State, Southern California, Tennessee, and Iowa. The Hawkeyes were coming off a 1-10 season in 1971, the first under head coach Frank Lauterbur. He was recruited by Iowa assistant coach Jack Harbaugh. Freshmen were eligible to play varsity football for the first time beginning in 1972, but the other schools weren't interested in throwing a rookie into the fire of major college football, except for Iowa.

COLLEGE: In Iowa’s fourth game of the 1972 season, he saw action against Purdue. He missed the 1974 season when he had his appendix removed. He was one of the first African-American quarterbacks to start at a major university, and ended up being named Iowa's team captain and most valuable player in 1976.

He rushed 17 times for 70 yards, and passed for 52 yards in a 7-6 upset against #11 Penn State on the road in 1976.

In his Iowa career, he threw for 1,651 yards and seven touchdowns and ran for 1,061 yards and 12 touchdowns.

PROFESSIONAL: He signed NFL free agent contracts with the Baltimore Colts and the San Francisco 49ers, but was hampered by injuries.

OTHER: He came back to Iowa to get his degree in 2020.

Born 1/4/1954 and is 70 years old.



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