By Will Burchfield @Burchie_kid
Jordan Foltz, brother of late Nebraska punter Sam Foltz, was robbed on Saturday while he and his family attended Nebraska’s first game of the season. The game was played in Sam’s memory after the 22-year-old died in a car accident in July.
Former Michigan State punter Mike Sadler also perished in the crash.
The sheriff in Greeley County (Nebraska) confirmed that someone broke into Jordan’s home and stole a flat-screen TV between the hours of noon Saturday and 3 a.m. Sunday. The culprit also stole tools out of his car, with a total loss of up to $1,400.
Jordan shared the news via Facebook early Sunday morning.
“These past few weeks have been some of the most hard, tiring, emotional and trying times I’ve ever ran up against in my thirty years on this earth as I lost a friend, a role model and most importantly, a brother. And tonight as we celebrated and mourned my brother for all he accomplished in his career as a person, a Nebraskan and a Husker in Lincoln, someone was back here in our home town breaking into my house and my vehicles probably seeing our family as a easy target as we were all in Lincoln,” Foltz wrote.
In a tribute to Sam, Nebraska sent out ten players when they lined up to punt on their first drive of the game. The vacated spot was the one Sam used to occupy.
Nebraska was hit with a delay-of-game penalty on the play after declining to snap the ball during the crowd’s standing ovation. In appropriate fashion, Fresno State declined the penalty.