LSU kicker Colby Delahoussaye was in the backseat the night Sam Foltz died. He escaped the wreck with second-degree burns and has played this entire season with the weight of loss on his shoulders.
Delahoussaye was featured Saturday on "College GameDay" in advance of LSU's game with No. 1 Alabama. In the video, Delahoussaye provides his account of the accident and describes how he's dedicated this year to his friends — Foltz and Michigan State's Mike Sadler.
"I need to keep them alive through my actions and the way I live," Delahoussaye said. "Mike and Sam definitely taught me how to live."
The story from ESPN's Tom Rinaldi shows pictures from the site of Foltz's accident, parts of Delahoussaye's 911 call and photos of his injuries. Delahoussaye remembers being informed by a police officer in the hospital that Foltz and Sadler had died.
"I lost two of my good friends, and all I got was a burn," Delahoussaye said. "I was able to walk out of the hospital within hours. I was really scared about either of the families being upset with me."
Instead, both the Foltz and Sadler families showed Delahoussaye their support, which helped them process their own grief. The video includes interviews with both mothers of the late punters, Karen Sadler and Jill Foltz.
Delahoussaye has made five of seven field goal attempts this season and 25 of 27 extra points. He makes every kick wearing specialized cleats that bear the names of Sam and Mike.
"After each kick, I look up," Delahoussaye said. "And that's my boys. They may be gone off this Earth, but I'm definitely going to see them, and I'm looking forward to it."
Watch ESPN's full video below: