A former Hawkeye football player was hit and killed by a train in Arizona this weekend.
A news release from the Tuscon, Arizona Police Department says 29-year-old Kyle Calloway was struck from behind . and killed by a train as he jogged along the railroad tracks Saturday. Calloway’s father Ed told the Cedar Rapids Gazette that his son jogged for exercise along two sets of train tracks and may’ve been confused when the train came from a different direction that what he was used to.
Calloway was an offensive lineman who started 37 games from 2007 through 2009, and played on the 11-2 team that won the Orange Bowl in 2009. Calloway was named second-team all Big Ten in 2008 and 2009.
“We are all stunned and very saddened to hear of the tragic accident claiming the life of Kyle Calloway,” said Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz. “Our heartfelt condolences and prayers go out to Kyle’s family and to those who knew him. He was a valued and respected member of our program.”