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Friday, September 9, 2011
Former Iowa player hospitalized after collapse

By Adam Rittenberg

Thoughts and prayers go out to former Iowa safety Brett Greenwood, who collapsed Friday while working out at his high school in Bettendorf, Iowa.

Greenwood is in intensive care at a Bettendorf hospital and likely will be airlifted to University of Iowa hospital in Iowa City at some stage.

The two-time All-Big Ten selection signed a free-agent contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers but was released last week.

Former Iowa safety Tyler Sash tweeted Friday night: "My prayers are with #BrettGreenwood he is alive and on his way to IC. He has overcome every challenge throughout his life. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers. Most people only knew the football player; I was blessed to know the person as well."

Greenwood is a terrific guy and a solid football player. Hoping for the best for him ...