Here we go again…
Another stud athlete in the prime of his life passes away for some unknown reason.
This time, it was former Iowa Hawkeye lineman, Cody Ince, who was only 23 years old, reported KTIV.
Ince was a late bloomer for Iowa, but he definitely caught fire on the tail end of his career.
Ince first joined the Iowa football program in 2018, being red-shirted his freshman year. The next season, he did not start, but he saw action in 11 games.
In 2020, Ince started to come into his own, moving up to starter over the final six games of the season, making All-Big 10 Honorable Mention, which is stunning when you consider he had only started six games that season.
In his final season, he started another four games and played in 10 of them.
The cause of death of Ince was not posted, but former head coach Kirk Ferentz posted a tribute online, stating, "I am incredibly sad to hear about Cody Ince's sudden passing. 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."
We’re mourning the loss of one of our own.
Rest easy, Cody. 💛🖤 pic.twitter.com/Ou4zLC9hcj
— Hawkeye Football (@HawkeyeFootball) July 18, 2023
The only thing his obituary stated was that he had "passed away unexpectedly," reported Fox News.
I am sure you guys know what I am thinking, but it is like Voldemort, the "thing" that must not be named as the cause for fear of censorship.
All I am going to say is that since the pandemic, we are seeing a lot of very young athletes die for no apparent reason.