Brett Morse is part of the Ricky Stanzi Americanzi Extravaganzi.
Actually, when Stanzi delivered his version of the Gettysburg Address after the Orange Bowl to Fox’s Chris Myers, he pointed at Morse, his roommate and Iowa’s fullback, just after the “Love it or Leave it” part.
Pretty sure Morse and Stanzi had a heavy influence on the senior poster, which you can see in the above picture.
“It’s awesome,” Morse said about the poster. “Iowa as a program and the senior class is very patriotic. The senior class is a very patriotic group.”
It started with former Iowa linebacker Pat Angerer, he of the elaborate American flag tattoo on his right shoulder/biceps.
“We love America and we thought that’d be an excellent theme for our 2010 senior poster,” Morse said. “There’s an American flag in the background. I think a lot of Hawk fans should like it.”
Stanzi and DE Christian Ballard are carrying the American flags, which serves as a backdrop for the header “It’s a Hawkeye football nation” and “Love it or leave it.”
Paul Federicci, director of football operations, gave the seniors a chance to collaborate on what they wanted to do for the senior poster. The seniors threw out some ideas and the “Hawkeye Football Nation” was born.
“We ran with it,” Morse said. “It was actually really easy. The photographer and their staff did a really great job. It took less than 15 minutes.”
Still, the question begs, why don’t any of these guys have the Angerer American flag tattoo?
“If anyone’s going to get that, I think it’d be Stanzi,” Morse said. “He’s already got some tattoos. He’s talked about getting them. I don’t know if he’s going to the trigger anytime in the near future.”