Former Auburn Football Player Philip Lutzenkirchen Dies

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Tue Jul 01, 2014 11:48 am

What a terribly sad day for the Auburn family and most certainly, Philip Lutzenkirchen's family as they morn his loss due to a traffic accident early on Sunday morning. I watched this young man play for the years he did and he was an outstanding TE for Auburn and frankly, one of the very best in Div 1 football. By all reports he was a Godly kid, always had a smile on his face and helped others including young folks. I know his family is simply devastated. The young man driving the car was also killed and by the description of the crash, one has to think alcohol played a role, although that has yet to be determined.

Lutzenkirchen was the TE that caught the pass from Cam Newton that beat Alabama in the 2010 Iron Bowl. I am sure the Alabama faithful morn the loss of this kid and even Nick Saban would gladly take that loss again a hundred times to have him back. Terribly terribly sad!!

His family needs our prayers.
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