Burglars Allegedly Stole from Dead College Football Player's Family While They Attended Game Honoring Him
"I hope as a group we can find theses creeps!" Jordan Foltz wrote on Facebook
While the family of late University of Nebraska football player Sam Foltz traveled to a game Saturday in which Foltz was honored, burglars allegedly targeted his family’s home.
According to a Facebook post by the brother of Foltz, a punter on the team who died in a car crash in July, the family’s house and car were allegedly robbed.
“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,” Jordan Foltz wrote. “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 some [person] 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.”
The post said a flat screen television and tools were among the items allegedly stolen. It asked anyone who might have seen anything suspicious to come forward with information.
“I hope as a group we can find theses creeps!” Jordan Foltz wrote.
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Greeley County Sheriff David Weeks told the Lincoln Journal Star that the thieves stole about $1,400 worth of items while the family was at Nebraska’s opening football game between the hours of noon on Saturday and 3 a.m. Sunday.
At the game, Foltz’s parents presented a scholarship in his name, and two of his nephews helped lead the team out.
Foltz, who would have been a senior at Nebraska this fall, died in a car crash in Wisconsin in July along with former Michigan State punter Mike Sadler, where they were attending a weekend kicking camp, according to Sports Illustrated.
During the game against Fresno State, Nebraska honored their teammate by voluntarily taking a delay of game penalty by lining up without a punter on the field for a fourth down.