Another member of the football world is set to pay tribute to Michigan State punter Mike Sadler and Sam Foltz of Nebraska, after the two young men were tragically killed in a car accident while returning from a camp.
On Monday, Los Angeles Rams punter Johnny Hekker took the field with a brand new number to honor Sadler, who was a four-time Academic All-American.
Hekker will be wearing Sadler’s No. 3 rather than his usual No. 6 for the duration of training camp as a tribute.
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“Mike was a really, really special person,” Hekker said after Monday’s practice session, via ESPN.com. “Think about all the lives he touched and Sam touched, they squeezed a lot of life into the years that they were here. They were a blessing to be around. Their legacy is going to live on through a lot of people.”
It’s great to see the football world coming together to honor and celebrate the lives of the two young men who were taken far too early.
And by the outpouring of support we continue to see, it is clear that Sam Foltz and Mike Sadler were even better people than football players.