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Coach Ferentz on Sash's death: He was way too young

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Coach Ferentz visiting Sash when he was a junior in high school at Oskaloosa. Coach Ferentz visiting Sash when he was a junior in high school at Oskaloosa.
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IOWA CITY (KWWL) -

Iowa head football coach Kirk Ferentz is calling former Hawkeye and Super Bowl Champion Tyler Sash's death “tough.”

Coach Ferentz says Sash had a great career while in the football program at Iowa from 2008-2010.

Wednesday, the autopsy results on Sash revealed no trauma, but the details surrounding his death are still unknown.

“Tyler was way too young,” said Ferentz. “He certainly is a special young man, in our program he had a great career here. Was extremely competitive, just a high energy player and did a lot of great things.”

During Wednesday's weekly media briefing, Ferentz thanked fans, former players and even rivals for their Hawkeye support and to the Sash family.

“He was one of our own, a tough thing as you well may imagine,” said Ferentz. “Tough. You know what can you say? Other than we're all feeling for you and if there's anything we can do. We're going to try to pay tribute to Tyler in a tasteful way.”

The defensive back is known for making big plays, while a Hawkeye.

During a 2009 game against Indiana, the Hawkeyes were down - Sash's pinball interception triggered yet another Iowa comeback on their way to the Orange Bowl.

Tuesday, the 27-year-old was found in a home in his hometown of Oskaloosa.

However, police say there were no signs of foul play, but why this happened won't be known until more investigating and lab tests are executed.

Sash's tribute is expected during Saturday's game against Iowa State.

Exactly what that tribute will be is unknown right now, but Iowa State will be helping put that together.

Funeral arrangements for Sash are still pending. 

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