Today, January 18th, 2021, Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (IA-02) spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives to recognize Solon’s Tyler Linderbaum.
To watch Miller-Meeks’ speech, click HERE, and read her remarks as prepared for delivery below:
Mdm. Speaker, I rise today to recognize an outstanding student, athlete, and leader from my district.
Tyler Linderbaum of Solon, Iowa, not only creates a huge impact on the football field as the starting center for the Iowa Hawkeyes, but he also creates a huge impact in our community.
This season Tyler used new NCAA rules to hold a fundraiser for our beloved University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital. After setting up a website to sell merchandise, he presented the Children’s Hospital with a check for $30,000.
On the football field, Tyler was dominant. In addition to leading the Hawks to 10 wins, Tyler was named a first-team All-American and was also awarded the Rimington Award as college football’s best center. For his work, Pro Football Focus graded him with their highest grade ever given to a college football center.
Thank you, Tyler, for being an outstanding citizen of our community, I’m looking forward to watching you continue to dominate in the NFL and make our world a better place. Go Hawks!
Thank you, I yield back my time.