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Nebraska Football Commemorates Teammate in the Best Way Possible

Photo credit: CampusSports.net

Photo credit: CampusSports.net

Photo credit: CampusSports.net

Earlier this summer, Nebraska Cornhusker punter Sam Foltz passed away in a car accident that also took the life of Michigan State punter Mike Sadler. LSU’s kicker, Colby Delahoussaye survived, but was involved in the accident as well. The car wreck was a tragedy, but the Nebraska football program honored the 2015 Big 10 Punter of the Year in one of the best ways possible.

The first game of the season took a back seat to the first fourth down of the season for the Cornhusker offense.  Nebraska lined up to punt on their first possession with only 10 men on the field, standing in unison with the punter position empty and taking the delay of game penalty. The crowd rose to their feet in remembrance of the fallen teammate, and proceeded to give a standing ovation when Fresno State declined the penalty. A true class move from both teams, and one of the more emotional moments you will ever see in college football. Watch the video below:

If that doesn’t bring a tear to your eye, then you really must have no feelings. Sometimes sports are more than just a game.

Rest in Peace Sam Foltz and Mike Sadler.

Article written by Brett Bibbins

Graduate of the University of Kentucky in 2015. Spend my free time watching sports, The Office or Harry Potter. Three-word phrases to live by: For The Kids and Cats by 90 @BrettBibbinsKSR