Sports are a beautiful representation of life. We experience the highest of highs, the lowest of lows, and everything in between. Today, before the Oregon Ducks faced the Nebraska Cornhuskers in Lincoln, we saw how sports can provide us with moments that touch us all in some way, shape or form.
Before the game, Oregon kicker Matt Wogan and head coach Mark Helfrich took to the field to lay a bouquet of flowers at the 27-yard line for Nebraska punter Sam Foltz, who was tragically killed in a car crash over the summer. Foltz wore No. 27 on his jersey for the Cornhuskers.
Mark Helfrich and Matt Wogan bringing flowers over to the 27-yard line in honor for Nebraska punter Sam Foltz pic.twitter.com/CGs1QI5ZLa— Tyson Alger (@tysonalger) September 17, 2016
It was touching to see Wogan and Helfrich put aside their game preparations momentarily for a gesture that goes beyond the sport of football.
Nebraska and Oregon kick off at 12:30 PM PT today with the game being nationally televised on ABC and the WatchESPN app on your computer, tablet or mobile device.