Nebraska honors late punter Sam Foltz with delay of game

Nebraska honors late punter Sam Foltz with delay of game

Nebraska lost 2015 Big Ten Punter of the Year Sam Foltz in a one-car accident in July.

Foltz and former Michigan State punter Mike Sadler, who was driving and also died, were returning from a kicking camp in Wisconsin when the accident occurred.

The Cornhuskers have honored Foltz in several ways since late July, but the biggest tribute was saved for the season opener vs. Fresno State on Saturday night at Memorial Stadium.

On the team’s first 4th down, in a memorable and emotional moment, Nebraska took the field with 10 players, leaving the punter on the sideline, and let the play clock run out.

As the seconds ticked down, the emotion was palpable.

Members of the Nebraska punt team looked to the sky, while teammates and coaches on the sideline took a knee, some of them wiping away tears. On the other side, Fresno State players clapped as an act of respect. The fans stood, clapping, and unveiled multiple Foltz-inspired banners.

It was an incredible scene. Watch it in the video above.

Nebraska also honored Foltz during its traditional Tunnel Walk. Watch it below.


And, how about this perfect tweet?

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