The Iowa Hawkeyes are usually making headlines for their heartwarming tradition, “the Kinnick wave.” This time it’s what safety Brandon Snyder did on the field that was making headlines.
In his first taste of game actions since returning from an ACL tear, he took an interception deep in Hawkeye territory back for a touchdown.
Snyder suffered a torn ACL back during spring football and was making his debut on Saturday afternoon.
Snyder tore his ACL only seven months ago, and for a time it seemed as though he wouldn’t be able to make it back on the field this season. But after aggressively rehabbing his injury, he was able to get his body back at a high level for Iowa’s week six matchup against the Illinois Fighting Illini.
His 89-yard pick-six couldn’t have come at a better time, either. The Hawkeyes were clinging to a four-point lead while the Illini were driving down the field.
Iowa is off to a slow start in the conference, and a win would improve their Big Ten record to 1-2 on the season. Brandon Snyder is definitely doing his part to make sure it happens.