Former Auburn tight end Philip Lutzenkirchen died in a car accident early Sunday Morning.
The single car accident occurred around 3 a.m. Sunday outside of LaGrange, Ga., approximately 45 miles northwest of the Auburn University campus. The Chevy Tahoe reportedly ran a stop sign before losing control and traveling 450 feet before flipping multiple times, finally coming to a rest. Lutzenkirchen and the driver, University of Georgia student-athlete Joseph Ian Davis, were killed, while two other passengers were taken to West Georgia Medical Center in LaGrange.
Lutzenkirchen was a standout at Auburn, and is considered by many as the best tight end in Auburn history. He was a starter on the 2010 BCS National Championship team, as well as an All-SEC selection. His career prematurely ended in 2012 due to a hip injury.
The four-year standout totaled 59 catches for 628 yards and 14 touchdowns in his career.
Davis had ties to the University of Georgia baseball team. He transferred to UGA after two years at USC-Sumter, a junior college in Sumter, South Carolina. He tried out for the team at UGA, but did not make the spring roster.
Our prayers go out to the Lutzenkirchen and Davis families.