IOWA CITY, Iowa – The Hawkeyes lost a member of the family Tuesday when it was learned that former All-American Safety Tyler Sash had died. He was 27.
All Hawkeyes Publishers Pat Harty and Rob Howe wrote columns dedicated to the Oskaloosa, Iowa native. You can read those here:
Thoughts and remembrances poured in across social media. We have listed many of them here and will continue to add to this rundown as more come in.
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— Tyler Sash (@TSash) August 27, 2015
Wow I am beyond taken back by hearing that you have passed away! Completely at a lost for words!… https://t.co/NdWHnAyrh3
— Jovon Johnson (@Mr_Consistent_2) September 8, 2015
— Albert Young (@adotyoung) September 8, 2015
From the day we met all we talked about was making plays for Iowa and together we did. I’ll love you forever brother. pic.twitter.com/KpwsGEu1oE
— DJK (@DJKoulianos15) September 8, 2015
Damn man. You never know the demons someone else is facing. It’s a sad day when you lose a brother. R.I.P. Tyler Sash.
— Julian Vandervelde (@BatMandervelde) September 8, 2015
So difficult to wrap my head around this. You’ll always be my brother. RIP Tyler.
— Paki Tanielu O’Meara (@PakiOMeara25) September 8, 2015
Sad news for all of #HawkeyeNation. My thoughts and prayers are with the Sash family. You will be missed Tyler, but never forgotten…
— Andy Brodell (@AndyBrodell) September 8, 2015
We fought in many great battles together. Side by side. Don’t wish that upon anyone or any family. Beyond words. Always a Hawk. Rest easy
— Pat Angerer (@PAngererUSA) September 8, 2015
Sad to hear about a great Hawkeye passing today. RIP Tyler Sash
— Chad Greenway (@chadgreenway52) September 8, 2015
Putting rivalry week aside! Sad to hear that Tyler Sash passed away! Left this earth far too soon! Rest easy brother! #9
— Georges Niang (@GeorgesNiang20) September 8, 2015
Damn! Gone too soon @TSash. This one hurts
— Adam Gettis (@NotOnDuty__) September 8, 2015
So sad to hear about the Hawkeye great, Tyler Sash. Everyone please pray for Tyler’s family and friends.
— Mike Gesell (@mikegesell10) September 8, 2015
You were a true Hawkeye and a good friend Tyler Sash. You supported me and I did the same you won’t be forgotten brother
— Zach McCabe (@zacheryjmccabe) September 8, 2015
Loved playing with you Tyler. You brought so much love to the game. Honored to have had you in my life. Rest in peace my man.
— Ryan Donahue (@pkryan19) September 8, 2015
Saddened by the unexpected news… Sending prayers out the Sash family! RIP brother @TSash
— Broderick Binns (@B_Binns) September 8, 2015
Devastating news to hear about a great friend & teammate in Tyler Sash memories with us will live on forever you’re in a better place now.
— Shaun Pitbull Prater (@Shaun_Prater) September 8, 2015
— Marvin McNutt (@McNutt7wr) September 8, 2015
Sad day for Iowa fans & former Hawkeyes with the passing of Tyler Sash. RIP & prayers for his family. He was a competitor on the field.
— Matt Bowen (@MattBowen41) September 8, 2015
RIP Tyler Sash you will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with the Sash family.
— Bryan Bulaga (@BBulaga) September 8, 2015
— Austen Arnaud (@ADArnaud4) September 8, 2015
Prayers to the family of NFL and Iowa Alumni Tyler Sash as he has passed away at age 27.
— Merton Hanks (@MertonHanks36) September 8, 2015
RIP Tyler Sash. Iowan. Hawkeye. Giant. Champion. Human.
— Sage Rosenfels (@SageRosenfels18) September 8, 2015
Just seeing reports of Tyler Sash’s death. One of those guys who was really easy to get close to. I am numb.
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) September 8, 2015
HUGE loss to not just Hawkeye fans, but the entire state of Iowa. We’re all in this thing called life together. Prayers for the Sash family.
— Bret Culbertson (@BretCulbertson) September 8, 2015
Death is something we all know is tough to deal with…Rest Easy Sash
— Coach Rowell (@Coach_Rowell34) September 8, 2015
Saddened by the tragic news. Rest In Peace Tyler.
— Brandon Myers (@myersb83) September 8, 2015
— Steve Weatherford (@Weatherford5) September 8, 2015
Sad news to hear of @TSash passing, he was a teammate growing up and a good friend. Someone that would always have your back.
— Jason Bohannon (@JBohannon12) September 8, 2015
I can't wrap my head around this. Way too soon brother We will miss you greatly T Sash! RIP buddy
— Andrew Brommer (@AndrewBrommer20) September 8, 2015
We are saddened by the untimely passing of former @HawkeyeFootball player Tyler Sash. We send our deepest condolences to the Sash family.
— Iowa Basketball (@IowaHoops) September 8, 2015
— University of Iowa (@uiowa) September 8, 2015
Rhoads calls the death of former Iowa safety Tyler Sash tragic http://t.co/mb5AMspdzs
— Bobby La Gesse (@BobbyLaGesse) September 9, 2015
Shocked…Thoughts and prayers with Sash family. Great memories playing hoops together growing up. RIP brother #sash #9
— Matt Gatens (@mattga7ens) September 8, 2015
Terrible new about Tyler Sash… one hell of a player. Rest in Peace
— Sam Richardson (@SBRichardson12) September 8, 2015
Some of my best memories came with T Sash running the point. We had so much fun hoopin and on the bus trips. I'll always remember it
— Jordan Printy (@JP2488) September 8, 2015
RIP TSash Gone way to soon! pic.twitter.com/R30tygvt9I
— abdul hodge (@Abdul_Hodge) September 9, 2015
Tyler was a great man, outstanding football player and above all, a great friend. He lived life with true passion. Rest in peace brother.
— Brandon Wegher (@B_Wegher) September 9, 2015
My prayers and condolences go out to @TSash family. This is heartbreaking. Feels like I am dreaming. I am literally hurting right now
— Antrel Rolle (@antrelrolle26) September 8, 2015
You always had my back bro and I always had yours. The coolest white boy on the planet. B.K.A WHITE… https://t.co/WNsgiWeMre
— Antrel Rolle (@antrelrolle26) September 8, 2015
RIP T SASH
— Anthony Hitchens (@AnthonyHitchens) September 8, 2015
Sad day. Rest easy bro rest easy!
— Christian Kirksey (@chriskirksey20) September 8, 2015
— Martin Brothers (@Martin_Bros_AAU) September 9, 2015
RIP Tyler slash #HawkeyeFamily
— 7/27 (@JH51_) September 9, 2015
Death is never easy. The closer it is the harder it gets. Tyler Sash was a brother. You won't be forgotten. Prayers for your family.
— Jarryd Cole (@Jarryd_Cole) September 8, 2015
— keenan davis (@keenan_davis6) September 8, 2015
Such a tragedy!!!
— Mitch king (@Mitchking47) September 8, 2015
Sad to hear the news of a Hawkeye brother leaving us so soon! Prays up for the Sash family! #RestEasy #9
— Brad Rogers (@CoachBradRogers) September 8, 2015
RIP CHAMP @TSash
— Rueben Randle (@RuebenRandle) September 8, 2015
Love ya brother…your in a better place now…thanks for the great memories and friendship pic.twitter.com/QOXhyka54h
— Henry Hynoski (@HenryHynoski) September 8, 2015
R.I.P. @TSash i am going miss you brother.
— Eric Herman (@Hermans_House) September 8, 2015
— Victor Cruz (@TeamVic) September 8, 2015