In July, Nebraska punter Sam Foltz and Michigan State punter Mike Sadler were killed in a car accident returning from a kicking camp. On Saturday, the Nebraska football team honored Foltz with an awesome moment during their first game of the season.
On the first possession of the game, Nebraska faced a fourth down. When the punt team came out, only ten players took the field, leaving the punter’s position empty.
The Cornhuskers eventually took a delay-of-game penalty as a way to honour their teammate.
Here is the video.
— Sean Merriman (@BTNSean) September 4, 2016
Nebraska then sent out this tweet, noting that they had to take the penalty because they were “missing” one of their players.
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
Prior to the game, the Nebraska student section, nicknamed The Boneyard, displayed their usual tifo, much like European soccer clubs. However, this week’s tifo honored Foltz with a sign that simply said “SF.”
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