Tyler Sash, Iowa DB

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  1. backrow

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    Tyler has been named to nationalchamps.net preseason all american 1st team.

    he gets quite a lot of recognition after his 6 interception season of 2009.

    here's a good write up about him.

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    Tyler Sash

    2009 Honors - - Second team all-America by CollegeFootballNews.com and Phil Steele's College Football . . . third team all-America by the Associated Press . . . first team all-Big Ten by league coaches and media . . . first team all-Big Ten by Sporting News and Phil Steele's College Football . . . one of 12 semi-finalists for Jim Thorpe Award . . . Coaches Appreciation Award, Defense . . . named to cbssports.com Mid-Season all-America team . . . National Defensive Performer of the Week by College Football Performance Award committee vs. Iowa State and Indiana . . . Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week vs. Indiana.

    2009 Pre-season Honors - - Named pre-season second team all-Big Ten by Phil Steele's College Football . . . 2009 - - Started all 13 games and has 21 consecutive starts among his 24 career starts . . . ranked third on team with 85 tackles, including 41 solo stops . . . led team with six interceptions for 203 yards and one touchdown . . . also had six pass break-ups, two forced fumbles and 5.5 tackles for loss . . . started at strong safety in 17-16 win over Northern Iowa . . . recorded 10 tackles vs. UNI, including three solo stops and seven assists . . . also shared a tackle for loss and had one pass break-up . . . started at strong safety in 35-3 win at Iowa State as defense collected six turnovers . . . tied Iowa school record with three pass interceptions at Iowa State, collecting 63 returns yards . . . also had 10 tackles, including two tackles for loss, and forced an ISU fumble . . . started at strong safety in saw action in 27-17 win over Arizona, but had no statistics as defense allowed 105 passing yards and 253 yards total offense . . . started at strong safety in 27-17 win over Arizona as defense allowed just 105 passing yards and 253 yards total offense . . . recorded five tackles (three solo, two assists) vs. Arizona, along with interception and 41-yard return that led to Iowa field goal . . . has collected seven interceptions in last five games . . . started at strong safety in 21-10 win at Penn State . . . recorded two solo tackles and three assists at PSU . . . started at strong safety in 24-21 win over Arkansas State as defense allowed just 80 net rushing yards . . . had eight tackles vs. ASU, including five solo stops . . . also had 1.5 tackles for loss and a pass interception and return of 13 yards that led to an Iowa touchdown . . . started at strong safety in 30-28 win over Michigan . . . recorded nine tackles vs. Wolverines, including four solo stops and five assisted tackles, along with two pass break-ups . . . started at strong safety in 20-10 win at Wisconsin at defense allowed just 87 rushing yards and 243 yards total offense . . . recorded five solo tackles vs. Badgers, including one tackle for loss . . . started at strong safety in 15-13 win at Michigan State as defense allowed just 85 net rushing yards . . . recorded five tackles vs. MSU, including two solo stops and three assists and a forced fumble . . . started at strong safety in 42-24 win over Indiana as defense allowed just 79 net rushing yards overall and just three points in the second half . . . recorded two solo tackles and five assists vs. Hoosiers, including a shared tackle for loss . . . had defensive play of the game with an 86-yard interception return for a touchdown in the third period after a pass was deflected and tipped his direction . . . return ranks as fifth longest in school history . . . started at strong safety in 17-10 loss to Northwestern as defense allowed just 10 points and 239 yards total offense . . . recorded two solo tackles and four assists vs. Wildcats . . . also had four punt returns for 16 yards, the first of his career . . . started at strong safety in 27-24 overtime loss at Ohio State . . . recorded three solo tackles and three assists at OSU . . . started at strong safety in 12-0 win over Minnesota as defense allowed just 48 rushing yards and 201 yards total offense . . . recorded two solo tackles, six assists and one pass break-up vs. Gophers . . . started at strong safety in 24-14 Orange Bowl win over Georgia Tech, recording one solo tackle as defense allowed just 12 passing yards and 155 yards total offense.

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  2. whiteathlete33

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    NFLdraftscout has Tyler Sash as the second best strong safety for 2012. I think that's as high as I have ever seen for a white defensive back.
     
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    Nice article about Sash, I loved watching him and the rest of the Hawkeyes last season. Here are a few paragraphs from that article that I found interesting:



    Positives about Tyler Sash
    "¦ More than anything else, Sash has tremendous awareness for his position on the field, especially for a player with just two years of experience. He's usually in the right place at the right time, and when he's not, has the motor and the speed to play catch up. At 6-1 and 210 pounds, he has the size and physicality to support the run, but is most dangerous roaming around centerfield in pass defense. A ball-hawk, with the hands of a receiver, he has outstanding vision in the open field and more interception return yards than any player in Iowa history.

    Negatives about Tyler Sash "¦ While Sash is a very good athlete, he doesn't possess elite athleticism for a safety. He won't remind you of, say, an Eric Berry at the position, but then again, who does, right? He's not the smoothest or most fluid athletically, needing to work on his back-pedal, and could get exposed if forced into too many man coverage situations.

    A cool thing about Tyler Sash you probably didn't know "¦ An outstanding basketball player in high school, Sash fielded offers to play hoops at Nebraska, Iowa State, and Drake, and had dreams of playing two sports in Iowa City. In fact, his first exposure with Hawkeye head coach Kirk Ferentz was during a junior high basketball tournament. Ferentz was in the stands to watch son James in a game Sash dominated with 36 points.



    I notice that it says he doesn't have elite athleticism like Eric Berry. Of course, us Caste Footballers recognize this as code for "he's white". How can a guy be an elite guard on a basketball team, the quickest, fastest guys on the court, but not have elite athleticism?? I say let's have Berry and Sash have a nice game of 1 on 1 at the nearest "Y". Sash, and his not "smooth", not "fluid" style would dominate the more "affletically gifted" Berry.

     
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    I remember skimming through this kids scout profile a couple years ago thinking Iowa had landed themselves a real good player. I look forward to seeing him and Brett Greenwood roam the Big Ten's secondaries! [​IMG]
     
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    The death of Tyler Sash is a bad surprise.

    He was an excellent college player and was drafted in 2011. He was a prototypical strong safety.

    Sash was a good pro player who deserved more of a chance than he got in the NFL. At least he got to play on the 2011 Giants Super Bowl winning team.

    RIP Tyler Sash.
     
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    I watched Sash's entire career at Iowa and was very excited about his prospects in the NFL. Naturally, despite his gaudy collegiate production, he was barely drafted (6th Round) and was promptly jerked around by the elderly wigger, Tom Coughlin, upon arriving at his NYC-based plantation.

    Sash seemed to have problems with addictions (drugs/alcohol), which was most likely his cause of death. The poor guy was only about 2 years younger than me and he's gone. If the NFL was a fair league, he'd probably be getting prepared for the season instead of wallowing in depression (and passing away). RIP...

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    R.I.P
     
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    Sad, for sure. He gave his life to be a WSTD in the JewFL. Until the caste system is eliminated from recruiting, drafting, and personnel decisions, there should be a mass exodus of White players and fans. If the league were truly racially fair, there would be greater emphasis on player safety. Until then, the owners will continue to treat the players like cattle.
     

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