Family Home Of Dead College Football Player Burglarized While They Attended His Memorial

Nephews of Sam Foltz, Lane Foltz, left, and Max Foltz, right.

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The family home of Sam Foltz, a 22-year-old punter for the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers who died in a car accident in July, was burglarized Sunday morning while the family attended a football game honoring him.

Greeley County Sheriff David Weeks told the Lincoln-Journal Star that the Foltz residence was burglarized sometime after the family left around noon on Saturday to attend a game in Lincoln and before they returned at about 3 a.m. Sunday morning.

The burglars broke into the family's home and car and stole roughly $1,400 worth of the family's possessions, including a TV and tools.

Sheriff David Weeks did not immediately respond to BuzzFeed News' request for comment.

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Jordan Foltz, Sam's brother, said in a Facebook post on Sunday that he “lost a friend, a role model and most importantly a brother.”

“Tonight as we celebrated and mourned my brother for all he accomplished in his career as a Person a Nebraskan and a Husker in Lincoln some (shit bag) was back here in our home town breaking into my house and my vehicles probably seeing our family as a easy target as we were all in Lincoln,” he added.

He encouraged anyone with information about the suspects to contact his family.

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The burglary occurred during Saturday's Cornhuskers game against Fresno State. The team honored Foltz in a “missing man formation” by sending out the team without a punter while the players stood in memory of their lost teammate.

Sam Foltz and former Michigan State punter Mike Sadler died in a July car accident in Wisconsin during a weekend kicking camp.

Foltz was the 2015 Big Ten punter of the year and a top candidate to win the Ray Guy Award, according to the team's website. He was slated to begin classes at Stanford Law School in the fall, according to SB Nation.


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