Kirk Ferentz's High School Nickname was "Fetus Head"

By Jason Priestas on May 20, 2013 at 11:50a
Oh, there goes Fetus Head Ferentz, again, punting on third down.

Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz is notorious for keeping a shield around his personal life, so it's notable when a media outlet is able to penetrate his inner sanctum. Hawk Central did just that, prying Ferentz's high school nickname out of the coach:

Did you have a nickname in high school or college?

“I’ve had a few.”

What were they?

“There were some.”

Such as? Name one? Is there one you can admit?

“Fetus Head, that was one. Helmets didn’t fit so well back in the day. I’ve got a head that’s kind of shaped like an almond, I guess. So, yeah. I used to have a big lump that would form over my head (pointing to bridge of nose). That probably explains some of my problems and my issues right now — 35 years later.

“During football season, I tended to look like a Neanderthal creature. So a couple of my friends came up with the nickname Fetus-Head Ferentz.”

And that's why Ferentz doesn't discuss his personal life.


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Seth4Bucks's picture

Haha, that's awesome. One question though, WHY for the love of donuts would you admit to something like that to the media?

Poison nuts's picture

No brain no pain.

"Do not pass me, just slow down - I can move right through you" Superchunk - Precision Auto.

jthiel09's picture

I can see the t-shirts from opposing B1G students/fans now.


Hovenaut's picture

Hi, big time high school recruit.

I'm Fetus Head, come play football for me at exotic Iowa.

ATT2121's picture

Brady  "Jabba the" Hoke is still the best.


"It all goes so fast, and character makes the difference when it's close."
Jesse Owens

CentralFloridaBuckeye's picture

Love that one...and here he is Brady Jabba the Hoke! 

BuckeyeSki's picture

B1G Fetus of the Year

Banned from BlackShoeDiaries since 2008. Crime: Slander/Defamation of Character Judgement: Guilty

tdible2132's picture

Coming from a guy that is very guarded around the media!?!?  Sounds like Kirky boy finally needed a little attention back on him and his team.  The last time I heard people talk about the Hawkeyes and Kirk Ferentz with any sort of positive connotation feels like 20 years ago.  Mission accomplished Kirk, you'll get a day or two of publicity now!