All the feelings surrounding the beginning of the regular season, both excitement and trepidation, were put into sharp perspective Tuesday.
Former Giants safety Tyler Sash passed away at the all-too-young age of 27. He was a very popular and productive player for the University of Iowa Hawkeyes, and still loved by the university's fanbase. Though Sash only played in 25 games for the Giants, he was a popular young player in the locker room, and his passing has hit his former teammates hard.
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
RIP @TSash I miss you and Love you bro. I hate it had to be this way...— Terrell Thomas (@TerrellThomas24) September 8, 2015
Chase Blackburn (@Blackburn5793) September 8, 2015
R.I.P. @TSash i am going miss you brother.— Eric Herman (@Hermans_House) September 8, 2015
RIP Tyler Sash. Iowan. Hawkeye. Giant. Champion. Human.— Sage Rosenfels (@SageRosenfels18) September 8, 2015
RIP Tyler Sash, I never had the opportunity to meet you but shared a common connection. Praying for his family.— Nat Berhe (@NatBerhe) September 8, 2015
Sash was found Tuesday morning by a family member who came over to walk his dog. No more information has been released and at this time the cause of death is unknown.