Sash to be inducted into IAHSAA Football Hall of Fame

Iowa’s Tyler Sash (9) celebrates with teammates Amari Spievey (19) and Brett Greenwood (30) after intercepting a pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Iowa State in Ames, Iowa on Sept. 12, 2009.

OSKALOOSA – Tyler Sash, a standout safety from Oskaloosa who played at Iowa and later won a Super Bowl with the New York Giants, will be one of the six newest inductees into the Iowa High School Athletic Association Football Hall-of-Fame.

Sash joins Kevin Braddock (West Branch), Ed Donovan (Solon), Matt Kroul (Mount Vernon), Parker Wildeman (Cherokee, Washington) and Joe Woodley (Valley, West Des Moines) in the 2019 class for induction. All six players will be honored on Nov. 22 during the Class 4A championship game at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls.

Sash was a two-time all-state selection at Oskaloosa before eventually continuing his football career at the University of Iowa and winning a Super Bowl in the NFL with the New York Giants. In his senior season, Sash scored touchdowns passing, rushing, receiving, and via kickoff return and punt return, and was responsible for nearly 60 percent of his team’s total offense, including 1,173 yards and 20 touchdowns rushing in nine games.

Sash passed away in his hometown of Oskaloosa in September of 2015 at the age of 27. Sash’s brother, Josh, was a former assistant men’s basketball coach at Indian Hills Community College and is currently preparing for his first season as a head coach having taken over the men’s basketball program at DMACC.

“I’m very proud of Tyler. I’m appreciative of the IHSAA for the well-deserved recognition of him and his accomplishments,” Sash said. “Although Tyler was a great football player, he was an even better person. We love and miss him ever day.”

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