President Bounds’ Statement on the Death of Sam Foltz

July 25, 2016

University of Nebraska President Hank Bounds today issued the following statement on the death of Husker student-athlete Sam Foltz:

“Susie and I are heartbroken to learn of the tragic death of Sam Foltz – a young man whose exemplary character was evident to all who met him. Sam was a beloved son, a leader on his team, a role model in our community and, as a player and recent graduate, an extraordinary ambassador for the University of Nebraska. His loss, and that of fellow Big Ten player Mike Sadler, is unthinkable. Susie and I join all Nebraskans in offering our love, comfort and prayers to Sam’s family, friends and teammates, and to our extended family at Michigan State. We cannot comprehend a loss of this magnitude, but we know that our community and countless lives are better because of Sam’s selfless leadership and service. Along with Coach Riley, Athletic Director Eichorst and Chancellor Green, our focus is on supporting Sam’s loved ones in any way we can in the difficult days and months ahead.”

Media Contact:
Melissa Lee
Director of Communications,
University of Nebraska