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Orland Park native John Wirtel is a long snapper for Kansas, and he and his brother Steve (this photo), a long snapper from Iowa State, faced off in Iowa State’s win on Saturday, Nov. 3. Photo: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY
Orland Park native John Wirtel (this photo) is a long snapper for Kansas, and he and his brother Steve, a long snapper from Iowa State, faced off in Iowa State’s win on Saturday, Nov. 3. Photo: University of Kansas
Orland Park native John Wirtel was glad for an opportunity to play against his brother, Steve, on Saturday, Nov. 3. KANSAS UNIVERSITY
Steve Wirtel is shown getting ready to snap the ball for Iowa State in a game against Texas Christian University earlier this season. IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY
Jeff Vorva, Sports Editor
6:34 am CST November 7, 2018
When Orland Park’s Steve Wirtel committed to Iowa Sate as a long snapper, his family and friends were looking forward to Nov. 12, 2016. That was when Steve was supposed to take the field in Lawrence, Kansas, against his brother John, the long snapper for Kansas University. It did not happen.