Former Big Ten Quarterback Has Died At 45

first_imgClose-up view of Iowa footballs.LINCOLN, NE – NOVEMBER 24: General view of footballs used by the Iowa Hawkeyes before the game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium on November 24, 2017 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)A former member of the Iowa Hawkeyes football team has passed away.Ryan Driscoll, who played quarterback for Iowa from 1994 to 1996, died on Wednesday at the age of 45.According to AllHawkeyes, Driscoll was found unconscious by his wife after collapsing on a treadmill. The direct cause of death is unknown.Condolences came from former teammates and coaches, including former Iowa assistant Don Patterson and DL Eppy Epenesa.Ryan Driscoll was quite the quarterback at Iowa.If not for a bad shoulder injury, he would’ve shined in those in the 1995 and 1996 seasons.— Hawkeye Jason (@jasonkemp) December 6, 2018″It just doesn’t seem fair. It shouldn’t happen to a guy that’s 45.” Don Patterson on the death of former Iowa QB Ryan Driscoll.— Pat Harty (@PatHarty) December 6, 2018Despite offers from Florida State and Notre Dame, Driscoll chose Iowa. Unfortunately for Driscoll, he quickly lost the starting job to Matt Sherman. The 1994 season was the only year where Driscoll saw significant action for the Hawkeyes. In his six games played, Driscoll threw for 1,018 yards and three TDs while averaging 6.6 yards per attempt.Driscoll played only sparingly for the Hawkeyes in 1995 and 1996, but was still a part of the Iowa teams that went to the Sun Bowl and Alamo Bowl.His overall college stats included 1,232 passing yards, four passing TDs, and two rushing TDs.last_img read more