The Hawkeye Wave is now a country thing and we couldn't be more proud!

Carrie Underwood's latest music video features a brief cameo of the Hawkeye Wave and children inside the University of Iowa's Stead Family Children's Hospital.


The music video for her latest song, "The Champion," which features Grammy-winning rapper Ludacris.

Starting at about 2:10 in the video, the Atlanta rapper makes his trademark intro to the song, video footage shows a patient in the hospital being held by someone looking down onto a packed Kinnick Stadium. Those inside the hospital wave to the stadium. Then video cuts to inside Kinnick, looking up at the hospital to show thousands of Hawkeye fans waving back.

You have to watch closely; the wave only lasts a few seconds, but it's more evidence the country's embracing the new Hawkeye football tradition.

The wave has been featured by a Tom Rinaldi story for ESPN and highlighted by national media outlets like CNN and more. Disney even awarded the wave and the university with the Disney Sports' Spirit Award during The Home Depot College Football Awards in December.

The Hawkeye Wave started during the 2017 Hawkeye football season as a way of supporting the kids inside the hospital.