The standard has been set by Kirk Ferentz in Iowa City.
If you suit up in the black and gold, you have a shot at getting paid to play the game.
Six players were chosen in the NFL Draft last season from Iowa, and a couple more got considerable playing time without having their name called in New York City.
This season does not contain the abundance of accomplished athletes that last season saw. But, for the seniors that were in school for four seasons, they were a part of the school's most successful runs. Wins in the Outback, Orange and Insight Bowls were highlights for a bunch that proved to bring the pride back to Iowa City after the miserable 'bowl-less' '07 campaign.
Now it is time to take a look at where these Hawkeyes could be headed.