Kirk Ferentz 'Incredibly' Saddened By Sudden Death Of Former Iowa Player

Former Iowa football player Cody Ince passed away unexpectedly over the weekend. He was just 23 years old.

When Hawkeyes head coach Kirk Ferentz heard about the passing, he was devastated.

“I am incredibly sad to hear about Cody Ince’s sudden passing,” Ferentz said.

"Cody was a tremendous young man, valued teammate, and contributor to our program.

He loved football, fishing, and hunting, and believed in the importance of family and friendships.

Cody was just beginning this next chapter of his life and was about to be married.

Mary and I are heartbroken for his fiancée, his family, and all his friends who knew and loved him.

All of us in the football program – his coaches and teammates – are mourning his loss.”

A Celebration of Life for Ince is planned for Sunday, Jul. 23.Our thoughts are with Ince's family and friends.