Damon Bullock, a former running back for the Iowa Hawkeyes, has died at the age of 25.
Not much is known right now about the circumstances of his death. Bullock’s mother made a Facebook post announcing his death.
“With tears streaming down my face as I create this post I regretfully have to say that we lost our son Damon to a terrible accident this morning,” wrote Kimberly Handy.
University of Iowa head football coach Kirk Ferentz released a statement on Bullock’s death:
“Our thoughts and prayers are with Damon’s parents, Kimberly and Roscoe, and the entire family. Damon’s tragic and unexpected death is a shock to all of us within the Iowa football program, as well as his former teammates. Damon was an outstanding young man and we enjoyed him being a part of the Hawkeye football program.”
Bullock’s former teammates took to social media to give their tributes.
Christian Kirksey, a former Hawkeye who currently plays for the Cleveland Browns, wrote, “My heart is extremely heavy right now! I love you Damon Bullock! Rest in peace bro!”
My heart is extremely heavy right now! I love you Damon Bullock! Rest in peace bro! ❤️
— Christian Kirksey (@Kirko58) March 3, 2019
Former Hawkeye Miles Taylor wrote, “Rest Easy D Bull! I Love you man! Know you in Heaven smiling down! Can’t imagine my time at Iowa without yo bro.. Your soul and good spirit will always live forever!”
Rest Easy D Bull! I Love you man! Know you in Heaven smiling down! Can’t imagine my time at Iowa without you bro.. Your soul and good spirit will always live forever! ❤️😓 #RIP #5 pic.twitter.com/dIHPiyYYs8
— Miles Taylor (@Miles_Taylor19) March 3, 2019
Jordan Lomax, a former Hawkeye, wrote, “Man this hurt bad right now love you bro R.I.P.”
Bullock was a native of Mansfield, Texas. He played for Iowa from 2011-2014.
Bullock was a key offensive player for the Hawkeyes throughout his career.
He ended his college career ranked 37th in school history in rushing yards, compiling 1,074.
One of his best performances as a Hawkeye was in a game against Northern Illinois in 2012. He rushed for 150 yards and had 176 all-purpose yards in his first career start. He scored the go-ahead touchdown late in the fourth quarter. Iowa went on to win 18-17.
Here is Bullock’s game-winning touchdown from that game.