Former Auburn tight endΒ Philip Lutzenkirchen was killed in a car accident early Sunday morning.
Philip Lutzenkirchen 1 of 3 passengers in car that crashed early Sun outside Atlanta, one other airlifted.
Rip Lutzy, great kid, only 23.
β Rick Karle (@RickKarle) June 29, 2014
As a testament to his impact on college football and the sports world, his name trended nationally for much of Sunday morning and early afternoon.
My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of former Auburn tight end Philip Lutzenkirchen.
β Tim Tebow (@TimTebow) June 29, 2014
We lost a great Auburn man today in Philip Lutzenkirchen. His character and positive influence will be remembered forever.
β Coach Gus Malzahn (@CoachGusMalzahn) June 29, 2014
My prayers go out to @lutzenkirchen family. You had a great person on earth but now you have an even better angel protecting you >
β AJ McCarron (@10AJMcCarron) June 29, 2014
I never know why God would grant today to me and not someone younger, but as I think of Philip @lutzenkirchen, I will make each day count
β John Carvalho (@John_P_Carvalho) June 29, 2014
β Niki Noto Palmer (@NikiNoto) June 29, 2014
Just terrible news to hear Phillip Lutzenkirchen has passed. One of the most beloved members of the Auburn family. RIP Lutzie.
β Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) June 29, 2014
Terribly saddened to hear of Phil Lutzenkirchen's untimely passing. Super guy, soul of that Auburn title team. Heart goes out to family.
β Travis Haney (@TravHaneyESPN) June 29, 2014
Prayers go out to the Lutzenkirchen family. Impossible to think about that 2010 Auburn team without thinking about what a rock No. 43 was.
β ESPN SEC (@ESPN_SEC) June 29, 2014
β Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) June 29, 2014
Tears shed from my eyes this morning for one of the friendliest guys I've ever met; Phillip Lutzenkirchen! Love you Brother! #PrayersUp
β Tavarres King (@TKUnoDos) June 29, 2014
β Rodney Garner (@coachg76) June 29, 2014
Devastating loss for the AU Family!!! Please pray for the @lutzenkirchen family!!! He will be missed badly!!!
β Ben Leard (@btleard) June 29, 2014
Fans and friends retweeted two of his final tweets.
A sad reminder that life is short.