Former Iowa offensive lineman killed by train in Arizona
The Cedar Rapids Gazette confirmed the report that former Iowa offensive lineman Kyle Calloway was hit by a train and killed on Saturday.
Calloway, 29, was jogging near the railroad tracks in Tucson, Ariz. when he was struck by a westbound train, according to the Tucson Police Department. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
While at Iowa, Calloway was a three-year starter on the offensive line. He started 37 of his final 39 games for the Hawkeyes, including the 2010 Orange Bowl. He earned second-team All-B1G honors as a junior in 2008 and as a senior in 2009.
In 2010, Calloway was drafted in the seventh round by the Buffalo Bills. After brief preseason stints with the Bills and the Baltimore Ravens, his career ended in 2011.
The news came 10 months removed from the death of another former starter on that 2009 team. Former Iowa safety Tyler Sash died of accidental mixed drug toxicity last September.
As one of the anchors of Iowa’s dominant offensive line, Calloway will always be remembered for plays like this:
Sad to hear about Kyle Calloway’s death.
He (No. 60) made a lot of big blocks in Iowa City, including this one. https://t.co/9M8zD8TC7W
— Brent Yarina (@BTNBrentYarina) July 5, 2016