Former Iowa Star George Kittle Roasts Nebraska Football Over Weak Tweet

Former Iowa Star George Kittle Roasts Nebraska Footballs Weak Tweet

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San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle spent four years at the University of Iowa before being drafted by in the fifth round with the 146th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.

During those four years (2013 through 2016), Kittle and the Hawkeyes played the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers four times for the Heroes Trophy in their annual rival game.

Three times in that rivalry game, Kittle’s Hawkeyes came out on top, only losing in overtime to Nebraska in 2014 37 to 34.

Since that close defeat, the Iowa Hawkeyes have gone on to win their matchup against the Huskers six straight times by a combined score of 208 to 116.

So it was rather interesting that the University of Nebraska Twitter account chose to use a photo of a Cornhusker defender attempting to tackle a Hawkeyes player in a little Shark Week themed photo this week.

The University of Iowa football Twitter account was quick to respond, telling Nebraska, “Interesting photo choice because it’s been 2,425 days since your last good ‘interaction’ with us.”

However, former University of Iowa star George Kittle took things a step further when he dropped a serious burn on Nebraska football for their weak tweet attempt at trolling the Hawkeyes. He even tagged former Nebraska star and current NFL linebacker Will Compton in his response.

Iowa has also won 7 of the last 8 games between the two teams – a fact that Compton is obviously very aware of based on his reaction to Kittle’s tweet.

Of course, several Nebraska fans were immediately butthurt by Kittle’s comment.

Some Husker fans, however, were willing to take their lumps.

Oh… and that tackle image that the Nebraska Twitter account featured in their tweet? Yeah, Kittle was right, and apparently has one hell of a memory.

In Nebraska’s defense (sort of), they do hold a overall 29-19-3 record in the rivalry game which dates all the way back to 1891. They just haven’t fared very well lately… at anything.