The Nebraska Cornhuskers lost their punter Sam Foltz in the offseason after a car accident took his life, along with Michigan State punter Michael Sadler in July.
During the game, the team paid an amazing tribute to Foltz, lining up with just 10 players on the field, taking a delay of game penalty, which would be declined by the opposing Fresno State Bulldogs.
While already grieving the loss of Sam, things got even worse for the Foltz family while they were at the game where their loved one was being honored. According to ABC 8, Foltz’s brother Jordan’s home was broken into while he and his family were away at the game:
The Greeley County Sheriff confirmed someone broke into the home of Jordan Foltz, punter Sam Foltz’ brother, while Jordan and his family were at the Husker game Saturday. Sam Foltz died in a car accident a few months ago, and the game was dedicated to his memory.
The sheriff says the thieves stole a TV and tools out of Jordan’s jeep, with a total loss of at least $1,400. It happened sometime after the Foltz family left for Lincoln around noon Saturday, and when they got back home after 3 a.m. Sunday.
Jordan posted the following message on Facebook after having arrived home to find some of his belongings gone:
Well fb asks you what’s on your mind when you fill out you post so here’s what’s on mine. These past few weeks have been some of the most hard,tiring,emotional and trying times I’ve ever ran up against in my thirty years on this earth as I lost a friend a role model and most importantly a brother. And tonight as we celebrated and mourned my brother for all he accomplished in his career as a Person a Nebraskan and a Husker in Lincoln some (shit bag) was back here in our home town breaking into my house and my vehicles probably seeing our family as a easy target as we were all in Lincoln. So if you seen any vehicles around my house/driveway that would have been there after dark or during and after the game please let us know. We lost a insignia flat screen tv right out of our living room and blue point and snap on tools out of my jeep outside. I hope as a group we can find theses creeps!
That’s about as low as it gets. To take advantage of somebody not only after the loss of a loved one, but as they’re gone while that loved one is being honored is unbelievably terrible.
Hopefully the person or persons involved are brought to justice.