Fry will accept award at April banquet

Updated: February 24, 2004, 2:20 AM ET
Associated Press

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Iowa's beloved former football coach, Hayden Fry, is to receive the 2004 Duffy Daugherty Memorial Award for outstanding contributions to college football.

Fry, 75, will accept the award at an April 22 banquet at the Kellogg Center on Michigan State University's campus.

The award recognizes Fry's contributions as a leader on and off the playing field. He coached at Southern Methodist from 1962-72, at North Texas State from 1973-78 and at Iowa from 1979-98.

Fry had 232 wins for his career. Of those, 143 were at Iowa.

The banquet also is to salute Daugherty's success and influence as head coach at Michigan State from 1954 to 1972.

Daugherty and Fry both are members of the College Football Hall of Fame. Both have taken multiple teams to the Rose Bowl, with Daugherty's 1965-66 teams winning national titles and 14 of Fry's Iowa teams advancing to bowl games.


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