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Sioux Center's Renken honored at Iowa game

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On Thursday, we told you about the inspirational story of Sioux Center, IA freshman football player Chaz Renken.

Who, despite being born with what is called a facial cleft, has fought the odds and multiple surgeries to find his way onto the Warriors football team and a life without limits.

On Saturday, that courage and passion was rewarded in a big way. Renken was named the honorary kids captain for the Iowa vs. Iowa State football game at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, IA.

Selected out of hundreds of candidates, Chaz had the opportunity to stand at midfield during the pregame festivities, where he received a standing ovation from the sellout crowd.

He also spent time brushing shoulders with big names such as Hawkeye coach Kirk Ferentz, former Iowa standout Matt Roth, the Iowa cheerleaders and many other members of his favorite team.

Despite Iowa's 9-6 loss to the Cyclones, his mother, candy, said it was a day he will remember forever.

Click here for pictures of Chaz's day at Kinnick Stadium.


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