Tyler Sash has it all in perspective heading toward draft

Tyler Sash elected to forego his final year of eligibility at Iowa to enter the NFL draft early.

But he hasn’t forgotten where he comes from.

When he wasn’t preparing for the draft the past six weeks, Sash spent time putting together a fundraiser for this past week that raised over $22,000 for Fish Eveland, a father of three from Oskaloosa, Iowa, who has stage four cancer in both lungs.

An autograph signing at a mall that was coordinated by Sash and included appearances by former Iowa State stars as well was a big hit, and video of the event by Des Moines CBS affiliate KCCI can be seen right here.

Eveland, a non-smoker who owns an auto repair shop, has known Sash for a long time. Sash played ball with Eveland's son John growing up. Eveland called the event the best medicine possible for him, and the money will help offset mounting medical bills.

With the owners and players squabbling over hundreds of millions of dollars, it’s nice to see there is perspective out there.

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