Former Nebraska punter Sam Foltz, who died earlier this summer in a car accident, was honored in Wisconsin’s thrilling 16-14 win over LSU.
Rafael Gaglianone hit a go-ahead 47-yard field goal with 3:47 left in the game to give the Badgers a two-point lead while wearing Foltz’s No. 27. Gaglianone normally wears No. 10 but opted to change numbers to honor his fallen friend.
Foltz was killed during a July 24th car accident involving him, former Michigan State punter Mike Sadler and LSU kicker Colby Delahoussaye. Foltz and Sadler passed away, while Delahoussaye sustained minor injuries.
“Sam was just such a good guy,” Gaglianone said last month (via Madison.com). “To carry his number, to try and carry his legacy, just spread the word of who he was. I was blessed enough to know him for three years and know the kind of guy he was and the impact he made on me and really everybody he met. If you were talking to him, he made you feel like the most special guy in the world. Every time he would come into the room, he would just light up the room and everyone wanted to be around him.”
Now, Foltz will be part of one of the biggest wins in recent history for the Badgers.
Source: CBS Sports / LOOK: Wisconsin kicker honors late Nebraska punter with game-winning FG over LSU