Rafael Gaglianone to honor Sam Foltz by wearing No. 27

Over the weekend, the college football world was shocked by the tragic deaths of former Michigan State punter Mike Sadler and Nebraska punter Sam Foltz. Wisconsin kicker Rafael Gaglianone will honor the latter player by wearing his number, 27, going into the 2016 season.

The Big Ten seems to be sticking together after this tragedy, which left two players dead and another, LSU kicker Colby Delahoussaye, in the hospital with injuries.

Gaglianone and Foltz were good friends off the field and on Monday, the Badger gave a touching tribute to his friend and it was later reported he would change his jersey number.

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In honor of his good friend, #Badgers kicker Rafael Gaglianone will wear No. 27 in memory of Nebraska punter Sam Foltz this season.

— Andy Baggot (@AndyBaggot) July 26, 2016

Foltz was Big Ten Punter of the Year in 2015 and he will certainly be missed by the Cornhuskers. Rafael Gaglianone will try to help carry on his legacy in any way he can.

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