Somber news has struck the Iowa Hawkeyes football program, as it was learned Tuesday afternoon that former safety Tyler Sash had passed away.
The report has been confirmed with the Iowa State Medical Examiner's Office, with Sash being a native of Oskaloosa, Iowa.
Sash was really adored by all those around him, including media members that covered Iowa while he was a Hawkeye, and of course his teammates. Many of his fellow players took to twitter to offer their condolences, thoughts, and prayers.
"We fought in many great battles together," tweeted Angerer. "Side by side. Don't wish that upon anyone or any family. Rest easy."
"From the day we met all we talked about was making plays for Iowa and together we did. I'll love you forever brother," tweeted Johnson-Koulianos. "I will miss Tyler's unparalleled passion for football and his contagious enthusiasm for life. I will cherish our every memory. RIP."
Sash played for Iowa from 2008-2010. He recorded 13 career interceptions. As we approach this year's contest against Iowa State, it is fitting to mention his three interceptions against the Cyclones in 2009.
He was apart of the 2009 Iowa Hawkeyes team that finished the year 11-2 which included a victory in the Orange Bowl.
Sash was drafted by the New York Giants in the 6th round of the 2011 NFL Draft and received a Super Bowl ring as apart of the Giants team that won Super Bowl XLVI.
He was just 27 years old, born on May 27, 1988. Our thoughts are with all of the friends and family of Tyler Sash at this time.