Jerseys and signs in remembrance of the late Nebraska punter Sam Foltz could be spotted throughout Memorial stadium as Nebraska kicked off the season against Fresno State Saturday night. Foltz was tragically killed in a car accident while returning home from a kicking camp this offseason. His death shocked teammates and fans who had come to know and love him.
The Huskers also paid an emotional on-field tribute to Foltz on their first punt of the season. They lined up in a punt formation without a punter, in symbolic reference to the loss of Foltz. Nebraska took a delay of game penalty, which was declined by Fresno State in a class move. Chills.
Nebraska won the game 43-10, but most won’t remember the final score. College football is an obsession for many, but moments like this put it in perspective.
Rest in peace, Sam Foltz. Hats off to Nebraska and Fresno State.
— Nebraska On BTN (@NebraskaOnBTN) September 4, 2016