Nebraska punter Sam Foltz and former Michigan State punter Mike Sadler were killed Saturday returning from a kicking camp in Wisconsin.
Foltz and Sadler died in a single-car crash at 11:43 p.m. CT, according to a Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department statement. Sadler was driving the car, the sheriff’s department said.
LSU kicker Colby Delahoussaye was also in the vehicle at the time of the crash, according to police. He was taken to Waukesha Memorial Hospital for treatment. Tigers sports information director Michael Bonnette told ESPN that Delahoussaye needed stitches and suffered burns to his legs.
The sheriff’s department said the car lost control on wet pavement, left the road and struck a tree. Speed appears to have played a role in the crash, according to the department, which added that the incident remains under investigation.
Foltz and Sadler had been serving as student instructors at Kohl’s Kicking Camp in Wales, Wisconsin, according to a camp spokesman.
Sadler, who started at MSU from 2011-14, was also the school’s first four-time Academic All-American. The Grand Rapids native attended Forrest Hills Northern High School. He was set to start at Stanford Law School in the fall.
Sadler finished his MSU career ranked among the football program’s all-time leaders in punts (second with 268), punting yards (second with 11,307) and punting average (sixth at 42.2), according to MSUSpartans.com.
Mark Dantonio pays tribute to Mike Sadler.