The Owatonna Rotary Club is excited to announce that College Football Hall of Fame member Chuck Long will be their keynote speaker on Monday, July 1. Guests are welcome to attend this special event.

In a news release, the Rotary Club says, "Hawkeyes' great Chuck Long will share stories of his football life and career and sign copies of his must-read biography Destined for Greatness." Long is also a Big Ten Network college football analyst and will provide a preview of the upcoming Big Ten football season.

The meeting will start at noon on Monday, July 1 at the Owatonna Country Club. Long's presentation will start at approximately 12:30 pm. He will be available for photos and will sign copies of his book which will be available for purchase. Those interested in attending the event should email by Wednesday, June 26.

The book "tells the story of Long's remarkable career and the 1980's resurgence of the University of Iowa football program...The fast-paced narrative recounts the highs and lows of the Iowa football program's struggle to reclaim national relevancy while Iowans endured the pain of the 1980's farm crisis." The book was written by Rotarian Aaron Putze of Waukee, Iowa.

Long continues to hold the record as the most accurate passer in Big Ten history, completing nearly 65-percent of his passes. He holds the Hawkeyes' record for passing yards, completions, touchdown passes and total offense.



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