Tyler Sash, born on May 27, 1988 and died September 8, 2015, he was an American football safety for the University of Iowa Hawkeyes and the New York Giants.
He was drafted by the Giants in the sixth round of the 2011 NFL Draft.
Sash played safety while at Iowa. He had 13 career interceptions for the Hawkeyes, which was five shy of the school record for career interceptions, originally set by Nile Kinnick from 1937–1939.
He holds the Iowa record for career interception return yards with 392, a mark which also ranks fifth in Big Ten history.
Sash recorded six interceptions in the 2009 football season, two shy of the school record for interceptions in a season.
His 86-yard touchdown return against Indiana ranks as fifth longest interception return in school history.
Against Iowa State in 2009, Sash recorded three interceptions in the game to earn another Hawkeye record and co-Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week honors.
Sash was named to the 2010 preseason Lott Trophy watchlist, a trophy named in honor of former college and NFL Hall of Fame defensive back Ronnie Lott and presented annually to the college football defensive player of the year.
He was also named to the 2010 preseason Bronko Nagurski watch list, awarded annually by the Football Writers Association of America to the nation’s best defensive player.
After the 2010 season Sash was chosen in the sixth round of the NFL draft by the New York Giants.
On January 13, 2011, Sash decided to forgo his senior season to make himself eligible for the 2011 NFL Draft.
He was selected in the sixth round by the New York Giants and was a member of the Super Bowl XLVI championship squad.
In July 2012, he was suspended for four games by the NFL after testing positive for Adderall, which is on the league’s list of banned substances.
Sash said in a statement that he took the drug legally and “under a doctor’s care for an anxiety condition” to help him with public speaking.
Sash was cut from the Giants on August 31, 2013.
On Saturday, May 10, 2014, Tyler Sash was arrested for public intoxication and interference with public acts.