Nebraska is mourning the death of Husker Sam Foltz who was killed in a car accident in Wisconsin Saturday night. Foltz also played for the Grand Island Islanders and Head Coach Jeff Tomlin says he talked to his team today about the 22 year olds legacy.
Tomlin says, “I talked to our team this morning in the weight room about Sam. All of the idolized Sam and he was a hero of theirs. Rightfully so. He made everyone around him better. That is the best way to describe Sam is obviously a very accomplished athlete in multiple sports but he made everybody around him better as a human being and a teammate. That is my fondest memory of Sam.”
Tomlin believes that Sam ultimately wanted a shot at playing in the NFL and has no doubt he would have been an excellent punter. Tomlin says in his 30 years of coaching Foltz was by far the best secondary player he had the privilege of knowing.
Former Michigan State punter Mike Sadler was also killed in the accident. The vehicle he was driving lost control on wet pavement and struck a tree. Louisiana State kicker Colby Delahoussaye suffered cuts and burns. Foltz was the Big Ten Punter of the Year last year and would have been a senior at Nebraska this fall.