Nebraska announces scholarship, leadership award in honor of Sam Foltz
Nebraska will honor Sam Foltz this season with a helmet decal, and for seasons to come with much more.
The school announced Wednesday it will name one of its 85 football scholarships after Foltz, the team’s punter who died in a car accident last month, and rename its leadership award after him.
The 2016 scholarship recipient will be honored at the team’s opening game against Fresno State.
Here’s more on the leadership award, from the release:
Beginning with the 2017 Night at the Lied ceremony in April, the award will be presented to 27 student-athletes across all sports who exhibit strong leadership qualities, commitment to service and ability to encourage/empower peers. Foltz was one of the recipients of the 2016 Hero Leadership Award for his community outreach work.
In Sam's honor:
Sam Foltz Memorial Scholarship
Sam Foltz Hero 27 Leadership Award
— Nebraska Huskers (@Huskers) August 3, 2016
According to the release, SF27 logo used in the decal will also be featured on players’ hats, sweatshirts and shorts, as well as coaches’ polos.