Randy Duncan, an all-American and one of two quarterbacks to ever lead Iowa to a Rose Bowl victory, died Tuesday night following a lengthy battle with cancer.
The 79-year old native of Osage, Iowa, passed away in Des Moines, where he lived and practiced law after retiring from professional football in 1961.
The winner of the Walter Camp Trophy as a senior and selected as the national college player of the year by three organizations, the 1958 most valuable player in the Big Ten displayed rare talent.
His 2,615 yards passing from 1956-58 still ranks 16th on Iowa’s career passing list and his 2,719 yards rates 18th on the school’s career total offense list.
A two-time first team all-Big Ten quarterback, Duncan led Iowa to a 15-2-2 record in two seasons as a starter. He led the Big Ten in passing in 1958, completing his career by guiding Iowa to a 38-12 win over California in the 1959 Rose Bowl.