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Iowa Safety Brandon Snyder, Who Tore His ACL In Spring Practice, To Start Saturday vs. Illinois

Fans of Iowa football got some encouraging news on Saturday morning.

According to a report by Iowa announcer Gary Dolphin, the Hawkeyes will be returning safety Brandon Snyder to the lineup Saturday morning against Illinois.

Why is that a big deal? Because Snyder tore the ACL in his left knee during spring practice - just six months ago. It's an incredible recovery.

Snyder was cleared to return within the last week.

Iowa and Illinois will kick off Saturday at Noon ET. It'll be a historic moment for Snyder.