Former Super Bowl Champ Tyler Sash Dies At 27
Iowa's state medical examiner's office announced Tuesday (September 8) that Tyler Sash, a former member of the New York Giants' 2011 Super Bowl team, died at age 27.
The circumstances regarding his death are currently unknown. Police are current investigating.
Oskaloosa police released a statement saying emergency services were called to a residence Tuesday morning, after getting a call about an unresponsive male, which they said turned out to be Sash. Foul play isn't suspected.
''We were all deeply saddened today to hear of the passing of Tyler. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Tyler's family and friends and all the Hawkeyes he was so proud to represent,'' the Giants said in a statement.
Tyler started his football career University of Iowa, playing safety for the Iowa Hawkeyes. He started 37 games from 2007-10, earning first-team All-Big Ten honors as a senior. He was fourth all-time in interception return yardage in the Big Ten when he graduated, and his 13 picks are fifth-best in school history.
He went on to play two seasons with the New York Giants, winning a Super Bowl ring in 2011. He was suspended for four games in 2012 for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing substances policy by testing positive for Adderall.
After sustaining a concussion in the preseason finale against New England, the Giants cut ties with Sash prior to the 2013 opener, reaching an injury settlement.