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Nebraska punter Sam Foltz dies in car accident along with ex-MSU punter Mike Sadler



Nebraska senior punter Sam Foltz died in a car accident in Wisconsin while traveling back to Nebraska from a football camp according to a report by Kevin Cole of the Omaha World-Herald. Also killed in the accident was ex-Michigan State punter Mike Sadler.

The two were taking part in a Kohl’s kicking camp in Kettle Moraine, Wisconsin.

The deaths have rocked both programs to their core, with MSU head coach Mark Dantonio sending out condolences via Twitter.

The death of Foltz has left a big impact on the Huskers program, who won’t be attending Big Ten Media Days scheduled to be held tomorrow and Tuesday.

Nebraska also released a joint statement from head coach Mike Riley and AD Shawn Eichorst.

The public will be able to mourn along with the Nebraska team at Memorial Stadium for a team prayer at 3p.m. CT.

Foltz was an important piece of the Huskers team, earning Big Ten Punter of the Year and first team All-Big Ten honors as a junior last year. He averaged 44.2 yards per punt last season and had 50 career punts of 50 yards or longer.

The Greeley, Nebraska native wasn’t just a great punter, he was a great student as well. He earned Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll five times during his career at Nebraska.

Andy Coppens is the Founder and Publisher of Talking10. He's a member of the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) and has been covering college sports in some capacity since 2008. You can follow him on Twitter @AndyOnFootball

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