Mike Sadler, Former Michigan State Punter, Dies In Car Crash

Mike Sadler, Former Michigan State Punter, Dies In Car Crash
Car crash – Picture 002 sylvar / Flickr CC

Former Michigan State punter Mike Sadler was one of the victims of a car crash on Saturday, along with University of Nebraska punter Sam Foltz.


They were pronounced dead on the spot after the car lost control and hit a tree in the Town of Merton.

The two were on their way home from a football camp in Waukesha, Wisconsin, along with LSU kicker Colby Delahoussaye when the car crash occurred.

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Lt. Thom Moerman of the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department claimed that they responded on the incident at 11:43 p.m, as initial investigation says that the car crash might have something to do with the speed.

“Upon investigation it was determined that the vehicle was traveling westbound on Beaver Lake Road, lost control on the wet pavement, left the roadway, and struck a tree,” he said in the statement. “Speed appears to be a factor in the traffic crash.”

The Detroit Free Press said that were driving along Beaver Lake Road with a 35 mph speed limit.

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Sam Folts, 22-years-old was in the front seat, while Mike Salder, 24-years old, was the driver. The 21-year-old LSU kicker Colby Delahoussaye, 21, was at the back seat. He was turned to Waukesha Memorial Hospital for his injuries. He has now been released from the hospital, a report from USA Today confirmed.

Meanwhile, Michigan State University head coach for football Mark Dantonio too Twitter to mourn over the death of Mike Sadler.

“The world has lost a rising star who dreamed big and was accomplishing those dreams, one after another,” Mark Dantonio said in a tweet. “He was one of those people that brightened your day. I always say to try and be a light, and he truly was a light in this world.

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Mike Salder, who was with Michigan State University from 2011- 2014, recorded an all-time leader in punts.

Sam Foltz, on the other hand, was part the Nebraska team for three years. The Nebraska native was also named as the Big Ten’s punter of the year.

“Last night, we lost one of the best young men who I have ever had the honor to coach and who has ever worn the Nebraska uniform,” Nebraska coach Mike Riley said in a statement. “Sam was universally loved and respected by everyone he touched and on whom he had a positive influence each and every day.”

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