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Sam Foltz (left) and Mike Sadler (right) were both killed in a single-vehicle wreck in Wisconsin over the weekend. Credit: The Associated Press

Nebraska punter, former Michigan State player killed in wreck


Two football players were killed in a single-vehicle wreck near Waukesha, Wisconsin, Saturday, according to USA Today. 

University of Nebraska punter Sam Foltz, 22, and former Michigan State punter Mike Sadler, 24, were killed when Sadler lost control on the wet pavement and hit a tree. Both were pronounced dead at the scene. 

A third athlete, Louisiana State University kicker Colby Delahoussaye, 21, sustained non-life-threatening injuries in the crash. He was taken to Waukesha Memorial Hospital for treatment, a spokeswoman for the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department told USA Today. 

Nebraska coach Mike Riley released a statement saying: "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. The young men in our football program are hurting but I know that their strength of character and resolve will bring us together and we will honor Sam every day moving forward."

USA Today reported the players were serving as staffers at the Kohl's National Invitational Scholarship Camp for high school kickers. 

The director of the camp, Jamie Kohl, released a statement saying, "Sam and Mike each had amazing careers as student-athletes in the Big 10 Conference, but more importantly they were tremendous men off the field." 

Michigan State's head coach Mark Dantonio tweeted his condolences to Sadler's family. 

LSU coach Les Miles released also released a statement: "Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of Sam Foltz and Mike Sadler. We grieve for them. This isn't supposed to happen to young people who have so much to live for. We are so thankful that Colby will be able to return home to his family and friends."

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