Sam Foltz, one of the top punters in college football, and former Michigan State All-American punter Mike Sadler have been killed in the same car crash in Wisconsin, according to several media reports. Foltz was 22.
Foltz was returning from a football camp when the accident occurred, and Sadler was in the car with him, according to the Lincoln Star Journal. There were no specifics, yet, on what caused the tragic crash.
The Nebraska native Foltz was entering his senior season and was three-year starter for the Nebraska Cornhuskers. He was the Big Ten conference’s top punter last season and had been named to the Ray Guy award watch list earlier in the summer.
Sadler was also an exceptional young man, the only four-time academic all-American in Michigan State history. The 2013 All-American graduated in just three years and was headed to Stanford to study law.
News of the death of two remarkable young men shocked the college football world, and heartbreak quickly filled Twitter.
May both of these young men rest in peace and hopefully their families will find it as well.
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