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Josh Jackson Will Wave to Kids at Iowa's Children's Hospital from 2018 NFL Draft

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistApril 26, 2018

Iowa fans wave to children in the University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital at the end of the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against North Texas, Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
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Josh Jackson may no longer play football for the Iowa Hawkeyes, but he intends on continuing an Iowa tradition as he goes to the next level.

Ahead of the first round of the 2018 NFL draft Thursday, Jackson revealed to NFL Network that when his name is called, he plans to wave to the kids at the University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital from AT&T Stadium:

NFL @NFL

When @HawkeyeFootball CB Josh Jackson (@JJackson15_) hears his name called… He’s going to wave at the kids from @UIchildrens! 👋 https://t.co/0s1FaKflGF

Last season, Iowa started waving to the hospital overlooking Kinnick Stadium at the end of the first quarter of every home game:

Bleacher Report @BleacherReport

The Iowa Hawkeyes have the coolest tradition in all of sports 👋 https://t.co/TYSW765nDo

It's something that is bigger than football, and Jackson wants to make sure the kids are a part of his special night.

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