Former University of Iowa All-American punter Reggie Roby has died. Melissa Roby found her 43-year-old husband unconscious and with no pulse this morning at the couple’s home in Nashville, Tennessee. The family released a statement saying the Waterloo native and former Hawkeye great was pronounced dead in the emergency room. The cause of death isn’t known. Roby was a high school All-American kicker at Waterloo East, and was the first player signed by Hayden Fry after he took over as Iowa’s coach in 1979. With the Hakweyes, Roby was a two-time consenseu All-American. His career average of 45-point-four yards per punt and 49-point-eight season average in 1981 set N-C-A-A records in both categories. Roby twice led the nation in punting at Iowa, and was drafted by Miami in the sixth round of the N-F-L Draft in 1983. He was named to the Pro Bowl three times during his 16-year N-F-L career. Roby is survived by his wife and six children. Funderal arrangements have not been aanounced.
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