Iowa's junior-to-be quarterback has cut his long, blonde hair after three years.

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One of C.J. Beathard's most recognized physical traits has disappeared.

Iowa's starting quarterback still has his giant arm and agile mobility. But his long, golden locks are a thing of the past.

Beathard, a redshirt junior-to-be from Tennessee, has cut his hair for a good cause. He posted a picture, along with a brief explanation, on Instagram late Thursday night.

"Three years later and it was finally long enough to give to Wigs For Kids! Gonna miss the flow but glad I could help out a good cause! #noflow#cancersucks#gohawks," Beathard posted.

After throwing for 145 yards and rushing for 82 in the TaxSlayer Bowl on Jan. 2, Beathard became the Hawkeyes' go-to signal-caller six days later when head coach Kirk Ferentz named him the starting quarterback over Jake Rudock – who months later would transfer to Michigan.

Rudock was known as the Hawkeyes' safe, sometimes-conservative starting QB, while Beathard was the free-flowing, popular backup. With one generous gesture and a pair of scissors, the face of Iowa football is again clean-cut.