Accident occurred overnight in Wisconsin
By JAMES MORAN
Tiger Rag Associate Editor
LSU kicker Colby Delahoussaye was injured in a car accident overnight in Wisconsin that claimed the lives of two other football players, according to a news release from Waukesha (WI) County Sheriff’s Department.
LSU later confirmed that Delahoussaye “suffered minor injuries” in the crash, via an official release. He was treated for unspecified minor injuries at Waukesha Memorial Hospital, where he was later released, and is scheduled to return home on Monday.
After attending Kohl’s Kicking Camp in Wisconsin, Nebraska punter Sam Foltz and Michigan State punter Mike Sadler were killed in a car crash, the Lincoln Journal Star reported Sunday morning. Delahoussaye was in the backseat of the car, which crashed at 11:43 p.m. Saturday when Sadler, the driver, lost control on wet pavement and struck with a tree, according to the police report.
This is a news release from police in Wisconsin on the crash that killed Sam Foltz and Mike Sadler: pic.twitter.com/0O6q20x3s2
— College Football by SB Nation 🏈 (@SBNationCFB) July 24, 2016
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of Sam Foltz and Mike Sadler,” LSU coach Les Miles said in an official statement. “We grieve for them. This isn’t supposed to happen to young people who have so much to live for.
“We are so thankful that Colby will be able to return home to his family and friends.”
Delahoussaye, a senior, was set to once again compete for LSU’s starting place kicking duties, which he held in 2014. He’s from New Iberia.
Trent Domingue took over as the primary field goal kicker last season, but he left the program after his one-year scholarship wasn’t renewed. Domingue announced via twitter on Sunday morning that he’d be enrolling at Texas.
LSU players and others within the program reacted to the news on Twitter:
Praying for you brother! @ColbyDely
— Jamal Adams (@TheAdamsEra) July 24, 2016
Sending some prays up for @ColbyDely 🙏🏾
— John Battle IV (@JBIV000) July 24, 2016
Thoughts and prayers for the families of the young men lost and healing for Colby.
— Chris Blair 🐅🎙 (@LSUTigersVoice) July 24, 2016