IOWA CITY, Iowa – The Iowa Hawkeye football comminity is mourning over the sudden passing of former Hawkeye offensive lineman and Wisconsin native Cody Ince.
Ince was a member of the Hawkeye football program from 2018-21, and was 23 years old.
Kirk Ferentz Statement on Cody Ince
“I am incredibly sad to hear about Cody Ince’s sudden passing. Cody was a tremendous young man, valued teammate, and contributor to our program. He loved football, fishing and hunting, and believed in the importance of family and friendships. Cody was just beginning this next chapter of his life and was about to be married. Mary and I are heartbroken for his fiancée, his family and all his friends who knew and loved him. All of us in the football program – his coaches and teammates – are mourning his loss.”
Ince competed in 29 games as an offensive lineman for the Hawkeyes. He played in 10 games, including four starts, as a junior in 2021. Ince was an honorable mention all-conference honoree by league coaches and media after playing in eight games, including starting the final six contests, as a sophomore. The Wisconsin native saw action in 11 games as a redshirt freshman. Ince was an Academic All-Big Ten honoree and earned spring semester Dean’s List recognition in 2021.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 23, from 2-4 p.m., followed by a Celebration of Life at BrowTine Event Center (1361 100th St.) in Amery, Wisconsin.
Hawkeyesports.com contributed to this article
We’re mourning the loss of one of our own.
Rest easy, Cody. 💛🖤 pic.twitter.com/Ou4zLC9hcj
— Hawkeye Football (@HawkeyeFootball) July 18, 2023