Three months after the tragic death of Nebraska punter Sam Foltz, kicker Drew Brown is using his former teammate and friend’s memory as inspiration.
Eighteen hours before the Cornhuskers’ game against Purdue at Memorial Stadium, Brown tweeted a picture of Foltz’s jersey with the message, “Love you and miss you every day buddy, let’s get after it tomorrow and I know you will be watching over your boys.”
Love you and miss you every day buddy, let's get after it tomorrow and I know you will be watching over your boys pic.twitter.com/pU97PnOrQs
— Drew Brown (@Drewdbrown34) October 22, 2016
Foltz and Michigan State punter Mike Sadler died in a car accident on July 24 in Wisconsin.
Nebraska and the rest of the Big Ten has been honoring Foltz all season. Before the team’s season-opener back in September, Nebraska players brought the punter’s jersey onto the field and lined up on their first fourth-down without a punter. The school also created a scholarship in Foltz’s honor.
Brown, a junior, has converted five of his six field goal attempts and all 41 of his extra-point attempts this season.