Jack Trice. John G. Trice (May 12, 1902 – October 8, 1923) was a football player who became the first African American athlete for Iowa State College. Trice died due to injuries suffered during a college football game against the University of Minnesota on October 6, 1923. He is the namesake for Jack Trice Stadium, Iowa State's football stadium. The foundation strives to continue his legacy and embodies, community, family, and education. We offer Technology grants to assist students succeed at home, as well at in the classroom. Awards of a laptop and/or internet cost assistance are available at this time.