In Salute to Fallen Punter, Nebraska Lines Up With 10 Men

Team mourns Sam Foltz, who died in car crash
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 4, 2016 9:23 AM CDT
Nebraska Gives Fallen Punter Solemn Tribute
Nebraska players, left, line up to punt with 10 men and no punter to honor deceased punter Sam Foltz against Fresno State in Lincoln, Neb., Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016.   (AP Photo/Eric Olson)

The Nebraska Cornhuskers lost punter Sam Foltz in a car accident in July, and the football team paid him tribute in its first game of the season on Saturday: After their first drive ended with a fourth and four, the team lined up solemnly in punt formation with just 10 men and stood without a punter for a minute as the crowd cheered, reports Sports Illustrated. The Cornhuskers took a delay of game penalty for their tribute, notes Deadspin. Foltz was the Big Ten Punter of the Year last season. (Read more University of Nebraska stories.)

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