Kyle Calloway.

Former NFL player Kyle Calloway dies aged 29

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Tragedy has struck football today as it was revealed that former Buffalo Bills and Iowa Hawkeyes player Kyle Calloway died last night.

He was just 29-years-old.

As of right now, the official reasoning given for his passing is that Calloway was accidentally struck by a train.


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A statement released by the Tucson Police Department said that Calloway was jogging on and off railroad tracks when he was struck from behind by a train and that he was pronounced dead at the scene.

"That was what he did for exercise," Callaway's father Ed told The Gazette of Cedar Rapids.

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"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."

Callaway Sr. went on to give a possible explanation for the crash, stating a change in how the trains ran on which tracks.

“The longer version is at our old house, the train on the right side of the tracks went east, and the train on the left tracks went west," Ed stated. "Our presumption is this train was on the opposite side that he was used to so he got on to the side so the train would have been coming at him from the front."

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"We think that he got confused because the train somehow had been slopped over and was going in a different direction that he was used to. We don’t know, we’re just assuming that’s what happened.”

It's also possible that Calloway had earphones in, listening to music as he ran, and didn't hear the train behind him until too late.

Calloway was a three-year starter at Iowa, earning second team All-Big 10 honours twice. He was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the 7th round of the 2010 draft.

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