Former Giants safety Tyler Sash dies at age 27

Tuesday September 8th, 2015

Former New York Giants safety Tyler Sash has died, the Iowa state medical examiner’s office confirmed to ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg. He was 27. 

Sash was found by a family member at his home early Tuesday morning, according to Scott Reister of KCCI in Des Moines. Police do not suspect foul play, Rittenberg reports.

Sash, a native of Oskaloosa, Iowa, starred for three seasons at the University of Iowa and was selected by the Giants in the sixth round of the 2011 draft. He played in all 16 games as a rookie, primarily on special teams. He also played in all four of the Giants’ playoff games that season as they went on to win Super Bowl XLVI.

Sash was suspended for the first four games of the 2012 season after testing positive for Adderall. He said in a statement that a doctor prescribed the medication “for an anxiety condition.”

Sash was released by the Giants before the start of the 2013 season and did not catch on with another team. 

Several of Sash’s former teammates mourned his passing on Twitter. 

- Dan Gartland

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