A former running back for the University of Iowa has reportedly died at the age of 24.
Former Hawkeye Derrick Mitchell Jr. died following a car crash that occurred last Friday night in St. Louis, Missouri. He was declared brain dead last evening and cardiac death occurred earlier today.
“I think all of us are very sorry to hear about Derrick Mitchell.” Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz said. “It’s a very tough thing. Way too young for something like that to happen. Our feelings, certainly, and our condolences are with his entire family.”