Iowa LB Jack Campbell's grandfather dies in accident earlier than bowl - ESPN

The grandfather of Iowa big name linebacker Jack Campbell died Friday nighttime in Nashville, where he had traveled to observe the Hawkeyes play in the song city Bowl.

William Smith Jr., the father of Campbell's stepmother, Jen, died following a pedestrian-automobile accident involving one car, the faculty noted in an announcement. The 76-year-ancient from Waterloo, Iowa, became said lifeless after being taken to Vanderbilt scientific middle.

Campbell's fogeys chose no longer to inform him concerning the accident unless after the online game, which Iowa received 21-0 over Kentucky on Saturday. Campbell, enjoying in his remaining college video game, had a group-excessive 10 tackles, including two for loss and a sack.

"Our hearts are with Jack and his whole household as they grieve the tragic dying of their grandfather and father, William Smith, Jr.," educate Kirk Ferentz observed in an announcement. "We recognize Mr. Smith became a powerful affect on his grandson and a devoted Hawkeye football supporter. all of us -- gamers, coaches and personnel individuals -- will hold the Campbell family unit in our options and prayers throughout this profoundly complex time."

Campbell become the massive Ten's defensive participant of the 12 months and a finalist for the Butkus Award, which fits to the nation's precise linebacker.

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