Kieron Williams gives up #27 to honor fallen teammate Sam Foltz

Published: Aug. 8, 2016 at 1:41 AM CDT
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When a college football team like Nebraska has over 100 players sometimes players have to share a number.

Defensive back Kieron Williams of Shreveport, Louisiana wore #27 last season, the same number as punter Sam Foltz, who passed away in an auto accident July 23rd.

Recently Kieron said he did not want #27 anymore and switched to #26. He said the #27 should be "put away someplace" never to be worn by anyone else because it is Sam's number.

The Huskers will keep Sam's locker in tact all season long. They'll also wear a #27 decal on their helmets. That same decal will be worn on the sidelines by the coaches during games.

The Huskers and other college football teams have started practice. At the camp in Lincoln, Sam Foltz may be gone, but he will never be forgotten. It was a great gesture by Kieron to honor his former teammate by surrendering #27. Kieron ins his #26 look forward to the season opener September 3rd at Memorial Stadium against Fresno State.