Oregon pays tribute to late Nebraska punter Sam Foltz

The Oregon Ducks and coach Mark Helfrich, in Lincoln, Neb. for their matchup against the Nebraska Cornhuskers Saturday, paid their respects before the game to Sam Foltz, a Cornhuskers punter who was killed in an automobile crash in July.

As his teammates warmed up prior to the game, Helfrich and Ducks kicker Matt Wogan placed a green and yellow bouquet of flowers on the 27-yard-line, a nod to Foltz’s No. 27.

It was a classy move, but not the first to honor Foltz this season. During the season opener, Nebraska honored Foltz with a 10-man formation during its first punt. Cornhuskers players are wearing “SF27” patches during the season.

Foltz was killed in a July crash in Merton, Wis., a small town outside of Milwaukee. Foltz and two of his Nebraska teammates were attending a kicking camp nearby, but the teammates were not in the car at the time of the crash.



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