TUCSON, Arizona – Former Iowa offensive lineman Kyle Calloway was hit and killed by a train on Saturday in Tucson, Arizona, while jogging near railroad tracks, according to The Gazette.
Calloway, 29, was pronounced dead at the scene of the incident.
According to the report, Calloway was jogging on and off the railroad tracks in Tucson when he was struck by a train from behind.
“That was what he did for exercise,” Kyle’s father, Ed Calloway, told The Gazette. “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."
Calloway, who started 12 games for the Hawkeyes in 2009 when the team finished 11-2 and won the Orange Bowl, played for the team from 2006-09 and started 37 games overall. The right tackle was named second-team All-Big Ten in 2008 and 2009, before being drafted in the seventh round (216th overall) by the Buffalo Bills in the 2010 NFL Draft.
He was later released by Buffalo in August of 2010.