Oregon Leaves Flowers To Honor Late Nebraska Punter Sam Foltz

    The Oregon Ducks placed flowers at the 27-yard line prior to their game against the Cornhuskers on Saturday to honor late Nebraska punter Sam Foltz.

    September 17, 2016


    The Oregon Ducks placed flowers at the 27-yard line prior to their game against the Cornhuskers on Saturday to honor late Nebraska punter Sam Foltz.


    Oregon and Nebraska faced each other Saturday in a battle between two nationally recognized programs looking to add an impressive non-conference victory to their resumes.

    Some things are more important than football, though.

    In a wonderful gesture, Oregon placed flowers at the 27-yard line during pregame warmups to honor late Nebraska punter Sam Foltz, who wore No. 27. Foltz died in a car accident in July that also claimed the life of former Michigan State punter Mike Sadler.

    Nebraska students gave a standing ovation after witnessing the gesture, and the Huskers thanked the Ducks on Twitter. Both teams believe this could be a statement game and that a victory would provide a great deal of momentum heading into conference play. That didn’t stop Oregon from showing a tremendous amount of respect as Nebraska continues grieving over the loss of Foltz.

    In Nebraska’s season opener against Fresno State, the Huskers lined up without a punter for their first punt of the game and took a delay of game penalty to honor Foltz. Fresno State declined the penalty. 

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