The tragic deaths of Nebraska punter Sam Foltz and former Michigan State punter Mike Sadler sent shockwaves across the Big Ten and the entire college football landscape.
Both punters were tragically killed in a car accident late Saturday night while in Wisconsin for a kicking and punting camp in Waukesha County.
The two were clearly beloved by teammates, coaches, fans and others who followed their careers from afar. Many went on Twitter Sunday afternoon to offer their condolences, including many fellow Big Ten programs.
We mourn the loss of Nebraska punter Sam Foltz and former Michigan State punter Mike Sadler who died in a car crash. pic.twitter.com/fDmJjaIcVF
— NCAA (@NCAA) July 24, 2016
Our thoughts & prayers go out to the friends & family of Sam Foltz & Mike Sadler. Gone far too soon. #B1GFamily
— Purdue Football (@BoilerFootball) July 24, 2016
Condolences to the families of Sam Foltz and Mike Sadler, and the Nebraska and Michigan State football programs.
— Indiana Football (@HoosierFootball) July 24, 2016
— Wisconsin Football (@BadgerFootball) July 24, 2016
Our entire football family is thinking and praying for the Foltz, Sadler, Husker and Spartan families today.
— Pat Fitzgerald (@coachfitz51) July 24, 2016
— Michigan Football (@umichfootball) July 24, 2016
Our hearts are heavy hearing about the loss of Sam Foltz and Mike Sadler. Thoughts & prayers go to their families both on and off the field.
— Penn State Football (@PennStateFball) July 24, 2016
Our thoughts are with Nebraska and Michigan State as well as the families of two great student-athletes. https://t.co/VLLDSaoJYN
— Minnesota Football (@GopherFootball) July 24, 2016
Both punters were killed while driving back from a punting and kicking camp in Wisconsin. Jamie Kohl, the person behind the camp, expressed his remorse in a statement.
Statement from Jamie Kohl on the tragic deaths of Sam Foltz and Mike Sadler. pic.twitter.com/RE4jE5LbKk
— Kohl's Kicking Camps (@KohlsKicking) July 24, 2016
Other media members expressed their remorse as well.
— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) July 24, 2016
Heart goes out to folks from Nebraska, MSU and LSU. And can't imagine what Jamie Kohl, who hosts camp, is thinking. Sad
— Jeff Potrykus (@jaypo1961) July 24, 2016