Linderbaum is centerpiece for Iowa team on 6-game win streak
FILE - Fans cheer before an NCAA college football game between Iowa and North Texas at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, Iowa, in this Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, file photo. The field at Iowa's Kinnick Stadium will be named for Duke Slater, the trailblazing Black player who was an All-American tackle a century ago, played in the NFL and became a pioneering Chicago judge.
The university's Board of Regents approved the naming of the field during its meeting in Cedar Falls on Wednesday, July 28, 2021. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
FILE - Iowa center Tyler Linderbaum talks to reporters during an NCAA college football news conference at the Big Ten Conference media days at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, in this Friday, July 23, 2021, file photo. The move from defensive line to center pushed Iowa's Tyler Linderbaum out of his comfort zone. Linderbaum quickly adapted to the position in a program that has traditionally featured strong offensive lines. He said the offensive line's emphasis on fundamentals and drill work pushed him along. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)