Earlier this year, University of Nebraska starting punter Sam Foltz died tragically in a car accident on the way home from a sports camp in Wisconsin.
The Cornhuskers honored Foltz’s memory on Saturday during their home opener when on the first punt attempt of the game, the team took the field with only 10 players in a missing-man formation. The play clock ran down and Nebraska was charged with a delay of game penalty, which Fresno State declined:
We had to take a delay of game, weren't able to get all 11 guys out to punt in time.
Missing one of them. pic.twitter.com/o3mzXQZqlO
— Nebraska Football (@HuskerFBNation) September 4, 2016
Nebraska took a penalty in order to honor a teammate who recently died. Fresno State declined it.
Class all around. https://t.co/pqMLzadSbx
— ESPN (@espn) September 4, 2016
The video of the tribute is amazing:
And from one of the best stories in college sports to this. Someone reportedly broke into his brother’s home and car during the game:
While Nebraska honored punter Sam Foltz during Saturday's game, someone broke into his brother's home and car. https://t.co/JbhGqXrIig
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) September 4, 2016
Greeley County Sheriff David Weeks says the burglary happened sometime after the Foltz family left home around noon to attend Saturday’s game in Lincoln, Nebraska, and before they returned around 3 a.m. Sunday.
The thieves took items worth roughly $1,400, including a television and tools, from Jordan Foltz’s home and vehicle in the Greeley, Nebraska, area.
People are just sick https://t.co/p7d0FMq1cf
— Jaime Faulk (@Phemalephenom23) September 4, 2016
this made me sick https://t.co/jDCw9oXjtO
— jeremy (@_jeremy_knight_) September 4, 2016
This pisses me off so much… I hate people https://t.co/cvabdHAUTV
— Aidan Giddings (@Aidan_cant_rap) September 4, 2016
Absolutely despicable. https://t.co/McSikuhLE4
— Lance Moser (@LanceMoser) September 4, 2016
Yes it is.