TWO KILLED, ONE HURT IN CAR CRASH
WAUKESHA, Wis. — Nebraska punter Sam Foltz and former Michigan State punter Mike Sadler died in a car crash after coaching at a kicking clinic, a Sheriff's Department official said Sunday. LSU's kicker also was injured in the crash.
Speed was likely a factor in the single-vehicle crash that happened around 11:45 p.m. Saturday, Waukesha County Sheriff's Lt. Thom Moerman said.
Sadler, 24, of Grand Rapids, Mich., was driving. He and Foltz, 22, of Greeley, Neb., both died. LSU K Colby Delahoussaye, 21, was a passenger and was injured.
Nebraska said Sunday that the football team will skip this week's planned Big Ten media days in Chicago because of Foltz's death. Officials with Michigan State didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.
Foltz was a three-year starter for Nebraska and last year was named the Big Ten's punter of the year. Foltz graduated from Nebraska with a degree in agronomy in May.
Cornhuskers coach Mike Riley said Foltz was respected on the team and had a positive influence on everyone he interacted with. Foltz' friends gathered outside the stadium in Lincoln on Sunday afternoon for a prayer vigil.
"The young men in our football program are hurting, but I know that their strength of character and resolve will bring us together and we will honor Sam every day moving forward," Riley said.
Sadler was a four-year starter and four-time academic All-American at Michigan State. He finished his college playing career after the 2014 season.
Dan Tracy with Kohl's Kicking said both Sadler and Foltz had been coaching at a weekend clinic in Wisconsin.
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