Iowa Hawkeyes honor deceased former player Saturday

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Iowa will take the field for the first time Saturday since former star Tyler Sash was found dead in his Iowa home.

To honor Sash, the Hawkeyes are wearing a special sticker on their helmet Saturday afternoon against in-state rival Iowa State.

The Hawkeyes are taking it a step further than most teams. Instead of a sticker on the back of the helmet, Iowa players will have a large No. 9 on the side of the helmet, replacing one of the “Tigerhawk” logos.

Sash starred in the Iowa defensive backfield from 2007-10. He was drafted in the sixth round of the 2011 NFL Draft by the New York Giants. He played two seasons in the NFL, both with New York.

Police found the 27-year-old dead in his home on Tuesday. Foul play isn’t suspected, according to ESPN.

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