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Obit: Sam never lost his love for small town ways
Posted at 3:09 PM, Jul 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-26 16:11:45-04

An online obituary for Husker football player Sam Foltz reads, "Sam never lost his love for small town ways...Sam loved to be on the farm and had a knack for just showing up when help was needed the most."

The 22-year-old died in a car crash Saturday night in Merton, Wisconsin. He was attending a football camp. Also killed in the crash was former Michigan State punter Mike Sadler. 

All Faiths Funeral Home posted his obituary and the service information. They have also included a place online for people to leave their condolences.

The Mass of Christian Burial for Foltz will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 518 West State Street in Grand Island, Nebraska. Family burial of ashes will be in the Greeley Cemetery. 

There will be a gathering of family and friends from 3-8 p.m. Friday with family greeting friends beginning at 4 p.m. at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. A Christian Wake Service will begin at 8 p.m. also at the church.

Here is a list of his accomplishments cited in his obituary: 

Following his dream to be a “Husker” Sam walked on to the University of Nebraska Football Team earning a football scholarship in 2014. Sam’s academic and athletic honors are: Ray Guy Award Watch List (2016), Eddleman-Fields Big Ten Punter of the Year (2015), First-Team All-Big Ten (Coaches, Media, AP, Phil Steele,, 2015), Ray Guy Award Watch List (2015), Honorable-Mention All Big-Ten (Coaches, 2014), Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week (vs. McNeese State, 2014, at Illinois, 2015), Big Ten All-Freshman Team (BTN, 2013), Four-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2014, 2015; Spring 2013, 2015), Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award (2016), Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2016), Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2016) and Named to Franco’s List (2015).