Tyler Sash, a former safety for the New York Giants has passed away at the young age of 27. Sash was drafted by the Giants in the sixth round of the 2011 draft out of Iowa. Over Sash’s 2 seasons with the Giants, and only two in the NFL, the saftey totaled 25 tackles over 23 games. All of his time came as a reserve and on special teams.
Sash was a part of the Giants team that won Super Bowl 46 over the New England Patriots. He played in all 4 games during that playoff run.
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Sash had a much more successful collegiate football career. During his 3 years as an Iowa Hawkeye Sash totaled 13 interceptions which is just 5 shy of the school record. He tallied up 217 tackles. Sash owns the Iowa record for career interception return yards with 392, which is also 5th all time in Big Ten history. He also hold the Iowa record for most interception return yards in a single season with 203 in 2009, that number is also tied for second most all time in a single season in the Big Ten.
He came away with 6 picks in 2009, just 2 shy of the school record for a single season. In that same season Sash picked off 3 passes against in state rival Iowa State to earn another Iowa record and be name co- Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week.
He was named first team all Big Ten in both 2009 and 2010. In both of those seasons he also finished as a semi-finalists in the voting for the Jim Thorpe award which is given to the top defensive back in college football.
Thank you Tyler Sash for your contributions to the New York Giants, its fans, and the Super Bowl 46 Championship team.
We would like to send out best wishes to the family and friend of Tyler Sash