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Coach Riley reacts to Foltz family burglary

Posted at 6:15 PM, Sep 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-05 22:32:53-04

The Foltz family was at Memorial Stadium on Saturday as the Huskers honored their teammate, Sam Foltz, who died in a July car accident.

The celebration turned to anger after burglars broke into one of the Foltz’ homes. Jordan Foltz posted on Facebook saying his car and his home had been broken into and a TV and tools had been stolen.

During the game on Saturday the team honored Sam Foltz in several ways. His nephews ran out with the team wearing number 27, and then on the first fourth down the team didn’t sent a punter onto the field and let the play clock run out.

“We needed to do that right away in the first game, nobody could have done without that, I don't think our fans could have done without that, the Foltz family, our team, everybody in the state,” said Husker Football Coach Mike Riley.

Jordan Foltz’ Facebook post said the family was mourning the life of his brother and all he accomplished and someone took advantage of them being out of town. See full post below.

“That is a really sad story, probably I shouldn't say anything, but it was targeted knowing they weren't going to be there, I just wouldn't want to be that guy in this state,” said Riley.

The Greeley County Sheriffs' Department said they are still investigating who broke into the Foltz home.

Jordan Foltz Facebook Post:

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, someone 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!