The college football world received some awful news this weekend as former Auburn tight end Philip Lutzenkirchen was killed in a car accident. The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer has all of the details about this untimely accident as Lutzenkirchen was a passenger in a one-car accident.
Lutzenkirchen finished his Auburn career with 59 receptions and 14 touchdowns and was a member of the 2010 National Championship team. He tried out for the St Louis Rams but had moved on to the next stage in his life which included being a volunteer assistant coach at a school in Montgomery, Alabama.
An outpouring of love, respect and mourning took place on social media yesterday as his coaches, friends, teammates, opponents and family shared their feelings….
My brother is invincible.Not only my hero but my best friend.Thanks for all the prayers and support to our family. pic.twitter.com/dQ12j7FZK7
— Abby Lutzenkirchen (@abbylutzenkir) June 29, 2014
Please keep our Trojan Family in your prayers as we travel through this tough time. Coach Lutz will be deeply missed. He blessed us so much! — Saint James Football (@STJTrojanFB) June 29, 2014
Love you buddy, still not registering with me and probably never will. Lutz, you will forever be missed and most importantly loved.
— Arthur Lynch (@alynch1788) June 29, 2014
He was one of the best guys I’ve ever had the honor of playing against. I know it’s hard right now to understand but God has a plan & needed
— AJ McCarron (@10AJMcCarron) June 29, 2014
We lost a great Auburn man today in Philip Lutzenkirchen. His character and positive influence will be remembered forever.
— Coach Gus Malzahn (@CoachGusMalzahn) June 29, 2014
— Alex Byington (@AUBlog) June 29, 2014
Philip Lutzenkirchen was 23 and will be missed.