When Nebraska punter Sam Foltz and former Michigan State punter Mike Sadler died in a horrific car crash this summer, LSU kicker Colby Delahoussaye was sitting behind them in the car’s back seat.
Thankfully, Delahoussaye made a quick recovery and has gotten back on the field this year for LSU. And he’s paying a really nice tribute to the two friends he lost.
Foltz wore No. 27 at Nebraska, and Sadler wore No. 3 at Michigan State. Now Delahoussaye will have them with him whenever he’s on the field.
The aftermath of the punters’ deaths has brought some really beautiful tributes. Nebraska lined up in a missing-man formation on its first punt of the season, and opponent Fresno State declined the ensuing delay of game penalty. Oregon last week left flowers on Nebraska’s 27-yard line before the game, a nod to the punter who wore that number in Lincoln. And Michigan State is honor Sadler this weekend:
As part of the hall of fame induction this weekend, MSU will honor Hall of Famer Mike Sadler with his #3 at midfield in Spartan Stadium. pic.twitter.com/m2Vq9PnQwM— Spartan Football (@MSU_Football) September 22, 2016
These men touched a lot of people. Those people haven’t forgotten.