Nebraska’s football has lost a member of their team. Punter Sam Foltz has passed away due to a car crash. He was 22.
Foltz was on the way home from the National Invitational Scholarship Camp when the crash happened. He was their working as a student instructor. The chancellor at Nebraska, Ronnie Green confirmed.
Michigan State’s Mike Sadler was also killed in the crash. He was 24.
Salder was driving when the car lost control on wet pavement, left the road and struck a tree. The police department says speed may be a factor in the wreck and says it is still under investigation.
LSU’s Colby Delahoussaye was also in the car and suffered burns to his legs as well as needing stitches.
Foltz had been the punter for Nebraska for the past three seasons. Last season he won the Big Ten’s punter of the year and was on the Ray Guy Award watch list for the best punter in the country.
He averaged 44.2 yards per punt last season and had 50 career punts of 50 yards or longer. Also, he has won Nebraska’s Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award in 2016 and was a four-time member of the university’s scholar-athlete honor roll.
Sadler started at Michigan State from 2011 to 2014. He finished ranked second at the school in punts, punting yards and punting average.
Sadler was a 2013 Ray Guy Award semifinalist and earned first-team All-America honors that same season.He also became the first Spartan in school history to earn Academic All-America honors four times. He intended to attend Stanford Law School this fall.
Please keep their family and friends in your prays during this difficult time.