Illinois punter Ryan Frain said he will pay tribute to both Sam Foltz and Mike Sadler this upcoming season.
On his right cleat, Frain plans to have "Rest in Peace, SF" to give honor to Foltz. On his left, he'll have "Rest in Peace, MS" for Sadler.
Frain joins Wisconsin kicker Rafael Gaglianone, who will change his jersey number from 10 to 27, as Big Ten specialists planning to honor Foltz.
“I remember telling (Foltz) that Nebraska was my favorite place to play at because it’s huge and the stadium is always packed,” Frain told the Champaign (Illinois) News-Gazette. “It’s just a fun environment to play in, but I’m going to be thinking of Sam when I’m there. It’s one of those things where everybody who knows him is going to think about him for a while.”
Frain, who attended the Kohl's Kicking Camp with both Foltz and Salder and got to know them before the car crash that claimed both their lives, posted on Twitter the day after the accident:
Sam Foltz was the best college punter in the country and an even greater person/inspiration. Rest easy my brother.— Ryan Frain (@Rfrain13) July 24, 2016