Three former Hawkeyes will play one last game representing the University of Iowa.
Quarterback James Vandenberg, offensive linemen Matt Tobin and defensive back Greg Castillo have all been selected to play in the first-ever Raycom College Football All-Star Game.
The Hawkeye trio will play in the all-star game on Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Crampton Bowl in Montgomery, Ala. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. and will be televised by the CBS Sports Network.
Vandenberg started every game for Iowa the past two years, but struggled at times adjusting to new Offensive Coordinator Greg Davis’ passing offense in 2012.
The Iowa native ranks among Iowa’s top-seven quarterbacks in career completions (507), attempts (888), passing yards (5,786), passing touchdowns (35) and total offense (5,853).
He also was a Capital One District VI Academic All-American for the second consecutive season and was an Academic all-Big Ten honoree four straight years.
Tobin had a breakout season this year playing both left guard and left tackle. He started all 12 games and earned honorable mention all-Big Ten honors from the league’s coaches.
Castillo was a spot starter this past season while earning his fourth varsity letter. He shared the team lead in interceptions with two and recorded 26 tackles.
In addition, three Hawkeyes will compete in the East West Shrine Game, also being played Jan. 19. Center James Ferentz, defensive back Micah Hyde and wide receiver Keenan Davis will participate in that event at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. (3 p.m., NFL Network).