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On March 3, former Hawkeye football running back Damon Bullock died at age 25.
Father Roscoe Handy said Bullock hit a light pole with his vehicle. While outside his car, Bullock was struck by another vehicle.
“He definitely lived this way. He was a dreamer and a doer,” his mother, Kimberly Handy, posted. “‘Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die tomorrow.’ 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. I will never be the same. I don’t know how or what to do. We appreciate every prayer, text, and phone call received. PLEASE PRAY FOR US! I don’t understand. You know OUR name Lord!! Please!!! I am heartbroken.”
He definitely lived this way. He was a dreamer and a doer. "Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die…
Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz released a statement on the evening of March 3.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with Damon’s parents, Kimberly and Roscoe, and the entire family,” Ferentz said in a release. “Damon’s tragic and unexpected death is a shock to all of us in 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.”
Former Hawkeyes took to Twitter on Sunday to express their heartbreak.
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
My heart is extremely heavy right now! I love you Damon Bullock! Rest in peace bro! ❤️
— Christian Kirksey (@Kirko58) March 3, 2019
R.I.P DBull pic.twitter.com/2fH4ZYMfA7
— Derrick Mitchell Jr. (@Moneyy_Mitchh_) March 3, 2019
Man @D_Bull5 this hurt bad right now love you bro R.I.P ❤️
— Jordan Lomax (@jordanlomax27) March 3, 2019
Bullock was a member of the Hawkeyes from 2011-2014. He rushed for 1,074 yards and 4 touchdowns and caught 71 passes for 616 yards and 1 touchdown in his career.