Kyle Calloway, a former offensive lineman for Iowa, was killed by a train while jogging near railroad tracks in Arizona, the Cedar Rapids Gazette said.
Calloway was only 29-years-old. The Tucson Police Department reported that he died after bring “struck from behind by a westbound train,” the Cedar Rapids Gazette said.
According to Big Ten Network, Calloway Calloway helped lead Iowa to victory in the 2010 Orange Bowl. He started 37 games and was a second-team all-Big Ten in 2008 and 2009, Big Ten Network said.
He also played in the NFL briefly, being drafted in round six of the 2010 NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills, Big Ten Network said.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. Calloway’s Father Said He Was On the Tracks Trying to Get Out of the Mud
Ed Calloway told Big Ten Network that Kyle Calloway jogged for exercise. The site quoted him as saying:
That was what he did for exercise. He liked to run and it had rained the day before and the area where he ran was muddy, and so he was going back and forth across the tracks to get out of the mud.