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Former New York Giants and Iowa Hawkeyes safety Tyler Sash has died at the age of 27, The Associated Press reports.

Emergency services were called to a residence in Oskaloosa, Iowa at approximately 10 a.m. on Tuesday were they discovered Sash to be unresponsive. Foul play is not suspected, and in autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday to determine cause of death.

''We are all very saddened to hear about the untimely loss of Tyler,'' Hawkeyes coach Kirk Ferentz said in a statement. ''It is always so difficult when it involves someone this young. Our heartfelt condolences and prayers go out to Tyler's family during this extremely difficult time - and we want them to know they are not in this alone.''

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Tyler played with the Hawkeyes from 2007-2010, and he was drafted by the Giants in 2011. That year, he helped the team win the Super Bowl, but was suspended in 2012 for testing positive for Adderall. Sash was cut from the Giants in 2013 after sustaining a concussion in a preseason game against New England.

''We were all deeply saddened today to hear of the passing of Tyler. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Tyler's family and friends and all the Hawkeyes he was so proud to represent,'' the Giants said in a statement.