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Sam Foltz, Mike Sadler: College Football Players Killed in One-Car Accident

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L: Nebraska punter Sam Foltz (27) punts the ball during an NCAA football game against Illinois Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015 at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Illinois.(AP Photo/Bradley Leeb) R: Punter Mike Sadler kicks during Michigan State NFL football pro day in East Lansing, Michigan, Wednesday, March 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

By    |   Tuesday, 26 Jul 2016 05:57 AM

Sam Foltz and Mike Sadler, a punter from the University of Nebraska and former punter with Michigan State University, were killed, and Louisiana State University kicker Colby Delahoussaye was injured in a one-vehicle accident Saturday night in Wisconsin, where the three were attending a kicking camp together.

The Waukesha County Sheriff's Department told the Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel that the vehicle the athletes were in hit a tree around 11:45 p.m. in Merton, Wisconsin. Foltz, 22, a senior at Nebraska, and 24-year-old Sadler, a former punter at Michigan State, were both serving as staff members at the Kohl's National Invitational Scholarship Camp for high school kickers and punters at Kettle Moraine High School in Wales, the newspaper noted.

The Baton Rouge Advocate reported that 21-year-old Delahoussaye, a senior place kicker for LSU, was scheduled to serve as an instructor at the camp on Sunday.

Authorities said that the vehicle was traveling westbound on Beaver Lake Road when the driver lost control on the wet pavement and struck a tree, according to the Journal Sentinel. The sheriff's department said speed may have been a factor. It's not yet clear who was behind the wheel.

Jamie Kohl, the camp's director issued a statement on Twitter Sunday.


"Last night, we lost one of the best young men who I have ever had the honor to coach and who has ever worn the Nebraska uniform," Nebraska football coach Mike Riley said of Foltz, who was selected as the Eddelman-Fields Big Ten Punter of the Year and a first-team All-Big Ten selection last season. "Sam was universally loved and respected by everyone he touched and on whom he had a positive influence each and every day.

"His tragic loss is immeasurable to his family, his friends, his classmates, his teammates and his coaches and our thoughts and prayers are with all of them," Riley continued.

Sadler was a two-time first-team All-Big Ten selection in 2012 and 2013 and was an Academic All-American four times, according to a statement from Michigan State.

"Mike impacted so many people not only as a football player, but also from an academic standpoint and in the community as well," Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio said in a statement.

"The world has lost a rising star who dreamed big and was accomplishing those dreams, one after another. He was one of those people that brightened your day. I always say to try and be a light, and he truly was a light in this world," he continued.

Delahoussaye was released from Waukesha Memorial Hospital Sunday after suffering second-degree burns on his left thigh and bruising around his chest, his father Dwayne Delahoussaye told the Advocate. He was scheduled to return to Louisiana Monday.

"Colby is okay," Dwayne Delahoussaye said of his son, who was reportedly in the backseat of the vehicle when the accident occurred, wrote the Advocate. "But it’s going to be an emotional roller coaster for him."

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Sam Foltz and Mike Sadler, a punter from the University of Nebraska and former punter with Michigan State University, were killed, and Louisiana State University kicker Colby Delahoussaye was injured in a one-vehicle accident Saturday night in Wisconsin.
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