Nebraska football: Make-A-Wish recipient leads Huskers onto field, Sam Foltz remembered on Senior Day
It was a special pregame routine for Nebraska football on two fronts before its final home game of the season against Maryland.
It started with the program's annual Senior Day celebration to honor all those who would be playing their final games at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln. The ceremony was used to continue a year-long rememberance of former Huskers punter Sam Foltz, who died in a car accident this past offseason ahead of what would have been his senior year.
After receiving their own flowers as part of the Senior Day tradition, Nebraska's group of seniors took turns walking to a Foltz jersey laid on the field to leave roses and pay their respects for their beloved former teammate.
It was a touching tribute that led to plenty of emotion among the team. The visiting Terrapins also honored Foltz by presenting Nebraska with a customized Maryland jersey with Foltz's name and No. 27 on the back.
Following the Senior Day ceremony, Nebraska helped fulfill the wish of 8-year-old Jack Johnson, a young Huskers fan with a genetic disorder. Johnson spent time with the program this week as an honorary walk-on and led the team out of the tunnel before Saturday's game.
Johnson spent plenty of time with the Huskers this week, going through walk-through practices, team workouts and even team meals.
Congrats to the newest Cornhusker.