Nebraska Football Team Begins Fall Camp, Dedicates Season To Foltz
LINCOLN (FOX42KPTM) - Nearly two weeks after Nebraska's senior punter, Sam Foltz, was killed in a car crash and a tribute to him in the form of a memorial continues to go strong in front of the team's home stadium.
"A guy like Sam Foltz you can't really replace," said Sam Cotton, a tight end for Nebraska.
Inside Memorial Stadium Thursday, life went on for the Huskers. Fall Camp is now underway and the team admits it isn't the same without Foltz.
"From a year ago, the comfort level and the starting point is so much different," said Head Coach Mike Riley.
That will now serve as motivation for the rest of the year.
"We're going to do as much as we can to honor him throughout the season," said Jordan Westerkamp, a wide receiver for Nebraska.
After practice Thursday the Huskers are now hungry to prove they're ready for any challenges that may come their way. For Cotton, the stakes are higher.
"Everyone's going to try and strive to be like Sam Foltz and try to bring that energy that he brought."
As the team rallies together, its mission is to play like Foltz is still here.