Hall of Fame - Inductee Detail

Ed Bock

Ed Bock

Details

  • Position: Guard
  • School: Iowa State
  • High School: Fort Dodge, IA (Fort Dodge HS)
  • Years: 1936-1938
  • Inducted: 1970
  • Place of Birth: Fort Dodge, IA
  • Date of Birth: Sep 01, 1916
  • Place of Death: St. Louis, MO
  • Date of Death: Jul 31, 2004
  • Jersey Number: 38
  • Height: 6-0
  • Weight: 202

Member Biography

As Iowa State's first All-American, Ed Bock has been called the greatest lineman in Iowa State history. He started in each of his 26 varsity games, often playing the entire 60 minutes. He gained consensus All-American honors in 1938. The 1938 team was one of Iowa State's best teams. The Cyclones posted a 7-1-1 record including victories over Big Six rivals Nebraska, Missouri and Kansas. The 8-7 victory over Nebraska was the first Iowa State win over the Cornhuskers in 19 seasons. Over the 1937 and 1938 seasons the Cyclones posted a ten-game winning streak, an Iowa State record. A native of Fort Dodge, Iowa, Bock earned Bachelor and Masters degrees in mechanical engineering. He later became the president of the Monsanto Company. In 1963 he received Sports Illustrated's Silver Anniversary Award. He was elected to the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame in 1970. He was born SEptember 1, 1916, at Ft. Doge, IA. He died July 31, 2004.