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News of former Iowa football standout Tyler Sash's death has rocked Hawkeye Nation on Tuesday. Sash was known as an instinctive and tough player, and the former safety left school as one of the top defensive players in the program's recent history.

Sash was eventually drafted by the New York Giants in the sixth round in 2011 and helped the franchise win a Super Bowl during his rookie season.

Below are social media reactions from those around the Hawkeyes program and the state after news of Sash's death became public:

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Iowa State head coach Paul Rhoads talks about the recent death of former Iowa football player Tyler Sash.

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