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Former Iowa State RB Hiawatha Rutland drowns in lake accident

amestrib.com Published: August 26, 2014
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Former Iowa State running back Hiawatha Rutland drowned in Cleveland on Sunday. The story was first reported by 19 Action News in Cleveland.


Rutland, 33, went missing on Sunday after jumping off a boat in Lake Erie, according to the news station. Rutland tried to swim to shore, but called out for help. A female friend tried to jump in and save Rutland, but nearly drowned herself, according to the news station's report.


Rutland is the third ISU running back who played in the 2000s to pass away. Ennis Haywood and Stevie Hicks have also died. - See more at: http://amestrib.com/sports/football-former-isu-rb-rutland-drowns-ohio#sthash.xntNG9BV.dpufRutland, 33, went missing on Sunday after jumping off a boat in Lake Erie, according to the news station. Rutland tried to swim to shore, but called out for help. A female friend tried to jump in and save Rutland, but nearly drown herself, according to the news station. - See more at: http://amestrib.com/sports/football-former-isu-rb-rutland-drowns-ohio#sthash.xntNG9BV.dpufRutland, 33, went missing on Sunday after jumping off a boat in Lake Erie, according to the news station. Rutland tried to swim to shore, but called out for help. A female friend tried to jump in and save Rutland, but nearly drown herself, according to the news station. - See more at: http://amestrib.com/sports/football-former-isu-rb-rutland-drowns-ohio#sthash.xntNG9BV.dpufRutland, 33, went missing on Sunday after jumping off a boat in Lake Erie, according to the news station. Rutland tried to swim to shore, but called out for help. A female friend tried to jump in and save Rutland, but nearly drown herself, according to the news station. - See more at: http://amestrib.com/sports/football-former-isu-rb-rutland-drowns-ohio#sthash.xntNG9BV.dpuf

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