Sam Foltz was one of two punters killed in a car accident Saturday night in Wisconsin.
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NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Sunday, July 24, 2016, 2:34 PM
Nebraska punter Sam Foltz and former Michigan State punter Mike Sadler were killed in a car accident Saturday night in Wisconsin, according to the Lincoln Journal Star.
An unnamed LSU player was also severely burned, according to another report.
Foltz, 22, was set to return to the Cornhuskers for his senior season in 2016. He was listed on this year’s Ray Guy Award watch list as one of the nation’s top punters.
Mike Sadler was also killed in the crash.
Foltz was attending a weekend punter’s camp and Sadler was in the car with him, according to the Journal Star.
Former Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah, who now plays for the Detroit Lions, tweeted a tribute to Foltz, his teammate from 2013-2014.
“Words can’t describe how much my heart hurts right now…” Abdullah wrote. “Foltz you were loved by so many and your smile was infectious. I love you buddy.”
Foltz earned Big Ten punter of the year honors last season, leading the conference in punting with a 44.2-yard average over 56 punts.
Sadler, 24, played his fourth and final year for the Spartans in 2014, averaging 41.2 yards per punt during his final season.