Washed Up Walkons

Washed Up Walkons

Go inside the locker room with 3 guys who have worn the Black and Gold. An unfiltered look inside Iowa Football featuring stories, first hand accounts, and personal experience. Join us as we break down and preview games during football season and in the off season enjoy guest interviews from former players, teammates, coaches, staff, and other relevant Iowa Football/Sports names. Hawks By A Million!


June 8, 2023 61 mins
Luka is from the DC area, and chose the Hawks over several other big time D1 schools. He developed into one of the best players in country during his 4 years in Iowa City, locking that status down by officially winning NPOTY in his senior season. He talks all about his time in the Black and Gold, the challenges at the next level and what it takes to succeed and find his role amongst the best in world, his relationship with his dad ...
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Matt was born in Phoenix AZ but grew up and graduated an Iowa boy, spending his prep years at Dowling Catholic High School. Kluver competed in travel sports as kids against Matt, who happens to be one of Jon Wiz's best friends from Dowling. Kluver and Matt would later play in Shrine Bowl together before heading off to college. Matt was a talented athlete with some interest as a WR but happened into a boom of Punting interest his ju...
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In this episode we catch up on each others lives and do some housekeeping items on the agenda. We open up with a bigger discussion about what sport requires the most skill? What Drake and Kevin would have shot at the PGA Championship, and how cool the Michael Block story is. We read some incredibly entertaining reviews of our podcast where one fan gives the best description of the show, and more specifically Kevin, of all time. We ...
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May 25, 2023 101 mins
Josey is from Decorah, IA. He is one of the crew, similar to Ike, and lived at the infamous Benton St residence with the Walkons. He enters his 6th NFL season later this year and he has spent all 6 in Denver where he was originally drafted. The topics discussed over the next 100+ minutes are numerous.. they include Josey having to go through 4 different staffs, how Denver compares to Iowa, our least favorite day of conditioning eve...
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May 22, 2023 77 mins
One of our most frequent guests on the show Jeremiah Sirles joins us today. Sirles played for the Huskers in the early 2010s. Went on to have an extended NFL career where he spent times with multiple teams including the Dolphins, Chargers, Vikings, and Bills. He now does work with the Husker radio network and sports media department in Lincoln, as well as creating some of his own media content on the side. And, as of last year, off...
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May 18, 2023 103 mins
Zach, brother of Tyler, is also from Marshalltown but ended up going to high school in Ankeny, playing for Jaguars of Centennial. He never planned on playing college football, until a coach recruiting Riley Moss, his high school teammate, mentioned something to Tyler in late 2017. That sparked a multi year process of scratching and clawing his way into the program. His career lasted 2 years before he decided to move on, but sits as...
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In this episode all 4 of us finally reconvene on one episode, no guest included, for the first time in over a month. The boys discuss a wide variety of topics most notably how we get to a point with the brand that we can hire Grant full time and Kevin can quit his job. Kluver gives a lesson on Podcasting revenue, and we ponder the actual possibility of the Paulsen's doing a show produced by 'The Walkons'. At the end of the episode ...
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May 11, 2023 77 mins
Caleb is from Council Bluffs, IA. He recently in 2021 finished up his career in Iowa City as an Iowa Hawkeye, but that wasn't always the known ending in his story. He played 6 seasons with the Hawks, something that would only happen when a pandemic hits, and he waited his turn for 5 of those seasons to really be the feature of the Iowa kicking game. He talks about sitting behind guys like Miguel Recinos and Keith Duncan, and what i...
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May 8, 2023 81 mins
Ike is from Cedar Falls, IA and joined the Hawks in the class of 2013 along with all 3 hosts on the show. His story is not an uncommon one in some ways, as he built himself from a slender and mobile 240 pound TE recruit into a behemoth 300+ pound lineman for the Hawks. Fellow resident in the infamous Benton house and best friend of the podcast, Ike has carved his way through 5 years in the NFL almost exclusively with the Buffalo Bi...
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May 4, 2023 77 mins
Austin is from Williamsburg, IA and was a standout high school wrestler and football player. He went on the play for the Hawks as a critical starter at Center from 2011-2015. After his career with the Hawks he was the sole Iowa guy drafted in the 2016 NFL Draft and spent 4 years with the Colts, before spending the last 3 years of his career between LA, Seattle, and Kansas City. Austin talks about the length of his career, the ups a...
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May 1, 2023 72 mins
Brady Ross returns to the show as a heavily requested guest. Brady was in the 2015 recruiting class for the Hawkeyes and ended up taking over Fullback responsibilities for the Hawks in 2018 and 2019 as well as splitting time with Drake in 2017. He is a great friend of the show, a wealth of knowledge in multiple conversations, and all around good dude.

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April 27, 2023 96 mins
The Paulsen Twins are back, and ready to entertain the fans again. They debuted on our show all the way back in Episode 088 which is the most common episode named when the discussion of "Best WUW ep ever" gets brought up. With one of the more unique stories out there, Levi and Landan continue to crush life and bring us up to date on all things Paulsen. They love to hunt, and might love preparing the meat they harvest even more, so ...
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April 24, 2023 76 mins
Ryan is from West Des Moines Iowa, and played high school football for Dowling Catholic. He was a standout athlete in the state of Iowa, leading Dowling to back to back State Titles in 2013 and 2014. He was name Gatorade Player of The Year in his senior season. Ryan saw early interest in recruiting from a variety of schools but grew up a Hawk fan, and talks about the visit that started to turn the tide on him eventually ending up i...
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April 20, 2023 69 mins
Bo Bower is from West Branch, Iowa. He is one of the often mentioned 'Benton Squad'. He was a Walkon himself earning early playing time and a scholarship in our 2nd year within the program. He sits down with us after 3 years since his last appearance on the show to catch us up on his life, and more.

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Kevin talks about his golf game, we talk places to live and avoiding natural disasters, the potential of Kevin taking a job in Hawaii, then we get into real discussion about the Walkons opportunity to attend TEU and what our plans look like for that event. Are we getting an Airbnb or camping in Georges back yard, are we going to put together a workout montage at Georges new facility, and answers to plenty of other questions. Then D...
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April 13, 2023 63 mins
This episode takes us back all the way to Early 2019 when we brought on former All World linebacker and friend of the show Pat Angerer. Pat needs no introduction as he is one of the legends of Iowa Football, played for several years in the NFL for the Indianapolis Colts, and now lives back in Iowa selling life insurance or mortgages or something less cool.
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In this episode we do some housekeeping and classic WUW banter to start. We break down the Walkon Bracket pool from March Madness and announce the winners, talk about pork, break down why some people are simply better than others, and then we get into the Caitlin Clark vs Angel Reese drama. Examining why Reese taunted Clark, how Clark handled the situation both on the court and afterwards in t...
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April 6, 2023 65 mins
Seth is from Sioux Falls, South Dakota. A product of Washington high school and one hell of an athlete bloodline. A typical under recruited kid relative to the D1 scene, he fielded offers from the Dakota schools and the like before the Hawks came knocking. After coming into the program with the head down work hard mindset, looking to get playing time on special teams, Seth found himself as a staple of those units already in year 2,...
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This episode took a wild turn early, and somehow we bantered on about Triathlons, Iron Mans, Incredible athletic feats, David Goggins, our childhoods, and Drake's month long van trip across the western United States. That conversation sparks us talking about maps, how people used to get around without the internet, MapQuest, how elite the Blackberry phone was before iPhone, using OnStar, landline telephones, Drake hauling his 100 l...
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April 1, 2023 58 mins
The Iowa Women's Basketball team just pulled off one of the biggest upsets in program history, as they took down undefeated #1 overall seeded South Carolina to advance to the National Championship. The team and specifically Caitlin Clark have gone nuclear on social media and in the sports world. They are partly responsible for the current elevation of the sport as a whole, and Caitlin is on pace to become the greatest player in the...
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