We Have Lost Lutzie … “Crushed and without words.”
Reports have surfaced from Georgia that Phillip Lutzenkirchen was killed in car crash in Troup County, Georgia. He was signed by the Rams and released in August 2013. I will always remember him as a fine young man who did his job and led others to do theirs. The winning Iron Bowl Catch is legendary. He will be sorely missed by Auburn fans.
Auburn AD Jay Jacobs said in a release:
“Philip’s death is a devastating tragedy for his family, the Auburn family and his countless friends. Today is also a profoundly sad day for the Auburn Athletics family, who loved and respected Philip not only as a great player but more importantly as a friend and the epitome of an Auburn man.”
Both Gus Malzahn and Gene Chizik expressed deep respect for Phllip and sadness for his passing. However, perhaps Offensive Coordinator, Rhett Lashlee best expressed the feeling of the Auburn Family when he said:
“The Auburn Family is broken today with the loss of a great Auburn man and friend Phillip Lutzenkirchen. Crushed and without words.”
Condolences to his family and rest in peace Lutzie.
Here is a link to a story from the NBC affiliate in Huntsville, Al.