In the opening weekend of the college football season, many folks around the sport honored the memory of fallen Nebraska Kicker Sam Foltz. And that was before the Huskers did their own remembrance.
Earlier in the day, as Wisconsin defeated LSU in the confines of Lambeau Field, Badgers Kicker Rafael Gaglianone wore the #27 that he promised. And, as he kicked a few field goals, including the winning one, he made sure to point the number.
As the Husker specialists took the field to start the game, the senior from Grand Island was on their mind as well.
And then Robin Washut of Rivals/HOL dropped this nugget on Twitter.
The initial Sam Foltz Hero 27 scholarship for the 2016 season was given to a very familiar person.
The initial Sam Foltz Hero 27 scholarship was just awarded to Drew Brown. #Huskers— Brian Towle (@BrianRTowle) September 3, 2016
Nebraska PK Drew Brown honored on field as first recipient of Sam Foltz Memorial Scholarship. Foltz family part of presentation. #Huskers— Rich Kaipust (@RKaipustOWH) September 3, 2016
Before the national anthem, the Cornhusker marching band led the stadium in a moment of silence for Foltz as well.
And then... the Tunnel Walk.
Sam Foltz's two nephews are leading the Huskers out on the field in the Tunnel Walk.— Sean Callahan (@Sean_Callahan) September 4, 2016
Nephews Max and Lane Foltz leading Tunnel Walk with Drew Brown. #Huskers— Brian Rosenthal (@GBRosenthal) September 4, 2016
Not a dry eye in the house. And all the fervor in the locker room.
We play for each other.— Nebraska Football (@HuskerFBNation) September 4, 2016
We play for Foltz.
The Huskers just went three and out on the first possession, and Nebraska honored him one more time.
We had to take a delay of game, weren't able to get all 11 guys out to punt in time.— Nebraska Football (@HuskerFBNation) September 4, 2016
Missing one of them. pic.twitter.com/o3mzXQZqlO