Wisconsin kicker Rafael Gaglianone announced that he will wear the number 27 from now on, in honor of Nebraska punter Sam Foltz, who passed away in a car crash late Saturday night.

Foltz was driving after a kicking camp in Wales, WI, along with former Michigan State punter Mike Sadler and LSU’s starting kicker Colby Delahoussaye, when their car lost control due to the wetness of the road and crashed. Foltz and Sadler both lost their lives, but Delahoussaye sustained only minor injuries and has been released from the hospital.

Gaglianone, who will return for his junior season with the Badgers, will change his number from #10, and expressed his feelings over a heartfelt Instagram post on Monday.

Foltz was an elite NCAA punter, averaging 44.2 yards per punt in 2015 and earning Big Ten Punter of the Year. He was on the Ray Guy Watch List entering the 2016 season.


Image via Omaha.com.

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