Sister of deceased Auburn TE crafts letter in memory of her brother

Abby Lutzenkitchen -- the sister of former Auburn player Philip -- posted a very personal and touching letter in memory of her fallen brother. In 2014, the now-deceased football player lost his life in a car accident. Both Lutzenkirchen and the driver were legally drunk. His sister -- currently a soccer player for rival Alabama -- spoke about her incredibly close relationship with...
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December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

High school field to be renamed after late Auburn TE

It was a sad day for the Auburn Tigers last summer when they got the news of tight end Philip Lutzenkirchen’s unfortunate death in a car accident. It was also a hard pill to swallow for his high school, Lassiter High in Marietta, Georgia. The Trojans will now be honoring the late tight end in the most special way possible. Lassiter High School will be renaming their football field...
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June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Ex-Auburn TE CJ Uzomah posts tribute to late teammate

Just under a year ago, Auburn Tigers tight end Philip Lutzenkirchen was tragically killed in a car accident. In Lutzenkirchen’s memory, his former teammate and current Cincinnati Bengals tight end C.J. Uzomah posted a loving tribute to his late friend and former teammate on his Instagram, as Monday would have been Lutzenkirchen’s 24th birthday. Happy 24th to Mr. Sasha...
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June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Auburn football team again coping with death

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) The Auburn Tigers have been forced to cope with mounting trauma and tragedy in the four years since winning the national championship, and the latest emotional strain to hit the team was the weekend shooting death of redshirt freshman Jakell Mitchell. The 18-year-old from Opelika, Alabama, is the fourth recent Auburn player to die in the last 2 1/2 years, and the...
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December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: There Was A Moment Of Silence For Philip Lutzenkirchen Before Today’s Women’s Soccer Game Between Auburn And Alabama

Usually when Alabama and Auburn meet in any sport, the game is hotly contested and tensions between the rival universities are high. However, before today’s women’s soccer game between the Crimson Tide and the Tigers, there was a wonderful moment of sportsmanship. The two squads joined hands at midfield and had a moment of silence to honor former Auburn tight end Philip Lutzenkirchen...
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October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

GIF: Auburn Tight End C.J. Uzomah Pays Tribute To Philip Lutzenkirchen By Doing His “Lutzie” Touchdown Dance

Auburn looks fantastic against LSU tonight, and currently leads the game 31-7 late in the first half. Tight end C.J. Uzomah was on the receiving end of Auburn’s third touchdown of the night, and used his celebration time to pay tribute to another famous Auburn tight end, Philip Lutzenkirchen. After catching the touchdown, Uzomah does a little dance, the same one done by Lutzenkirchen...
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October 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: “2014 Auburn Football Inspiration” Introduces The Tigers Each Game, Features Amazing Moments From Program’s History

Auburn added plenty of amazing football moments to its deep history last season, and many of those made it into the 87 second video that plays at Jordan-Hare Stadium this season as the Tigers take the field. The video, titled “2014 Auburn Football Inspiration,” opens with a clever nod to the one second left on the clock at the beginning of Chris Davis’ historic kick-six from...
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September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Auburn holds moment of silence for Lutzenkirchen

AUBURN, Ala. -- Philip Lutzenkirchen's impact continues to be felt at Auburn. The No. 6 Tigers held a moment of silence before Saturday's season opener against Arkansas at Jordan-Hare Stadium to honor the tight end. Lutzenkirchen, 23, was killed in a car accident on June 29 in LaGrange, Ga. Coach Gus Malzahn, who said earlier in the week that he would wear a special bracelet to honor...
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August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Gus Malzahn And Auburn Football Will Honor Philip Lutzenkirchen During The Team’s Season Opener

The Auburn community has paid homage to former tight end Philip Lutzenkirchen in several different ways since Lutzenkirchen passed away in a car accident in July. Today, Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn announced that the school will honor Lutzenkirchen before the team’s season opener against Arkansas, and that he personally will wear a bracelet to honor the former Tigers’ star...
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August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Auburn Paints Philip Lutzenkirchen Tribute On Practice Field

The Auburn Tigers painted their practice field end zones for the late Philip Lutzenkirchen.
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July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Auburn Paints “43″ In End Zones To Honor Philip Lutzenkirchen

Just last month, former Auburn tight end Philip Lutzenkirchen lost his life in a tragic car accident in Georgia. Since, there has been an outpouring of support from fans, former teammates, incoming recruits and the school itself. Thursday, the current team decided to honor the former Tigers star as well – by painting his number, 43, onto the end zones of the practice fields. ...
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July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Auburn TE Commit Wears Philip Lutzenkirchen Jersey At Camp, Wants To “Carry On” His Legacy

The future of Auburn football is in good hands. At Auburn’s senior football camp over the weekend, three-star tight end commit Jalen Harris was in attendance, and he wore something familiar for Tigers tight ends: a No. 43 jersey, which used to be the late Philip Lutzenkirchen’s number. Pretty cool to see @TheJ4L3NHarris honoring @lutzenkirchen today at Auburn’s camp pic.twitter...
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July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Gus Malzahn, Reese Dismukes Pay Tribute To Philip Lutzenkirchen With “43″ Pins At Media Days

Ever since former Auburn tight end Philip Lutzenkirchen passed away in a car accident a few weeks ago, the Auburn community has come together and found unique ways to honor him. The latest Tigers to find new ways to honor “Lutz” are head coach Gus Malzahn and senior offensive lineman Reese Dismukes, who paid tribute by wearing pins with Lutzenkirchen’s No. 43 on them to Monday’s...
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July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Jason Dufner Has Auburn Tigers No. 43 Patch Sewn On Golf Bag For British Open To Honor Philip Lutzenkirchen

The death of former Auburn football player Philip Lutzenkirchen clearly hit the Tigers’ community hard. Many Auburn alums have voiced their respect for Lutzenkirchen, who won a national championship with Auburn in 2010, in recent days.  One of the PGA Tour’s top players will honor Lutzenkirchen next week.  Dufner, who’s won one Major championship–the PGA Championship...
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July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Hundreds celebrate Lutzenkirchen's life at public memorial

MARIETTA, Ga. -- Walking in from the staff parking lot toward the field house at Lassiter High School's Frank Fillmann Stadium, there is a mural reading "Home Of The Lassiter Trojans" painted in maroon on the siding of one of the school's athletics facilities. The display features the school's mascot bursting through the center. The paint is fading now, years of Georgia sun taking...
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July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Cam Newton Posts Long, Heartfelt Message About Philip Lutzenkirchen On Instagram

Cam Newton and Philip Lutzenkirchen are two of the most beloved members of the 2010 National Champion Auburn Tigers. Ahead of tonight’s memorial service for Lutzenkirchen, who was tragically killed in a car accident on Sunday, Newton has shared his thoughts on his former teammate and friend in a very heartfelt Instagram post. Newton joins many other former teammates and coaches...
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July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Quotable Monday: Heavy hearts at Rams Park due to Philip Lutzenkirchen’s death

Former St. Louis Rams tight end Philip Lutzenkirchen died in a tragic car accident on Sunday morning. Lutzenkirchen was better known as a standout tight end for Auburn University and was part of their 2010 BCS Championship-winning team. He joined the Rams as a free agent last year but was waived at the end of August. General manager Les Snead, who gave Lutzenkirchen what turned out...
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June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Auburn Fans Roll Toomer’s Corner To Honor Former TE Philip Lutzenkirchen (Photos)

Toomer’s Corner is typically the celebration hub at Auburn University after football victories, but on Sunday evening, the famed spot turned into a special and somber tribute for Phil Lutzenkirchen. The 23-year-old former tight end, who was a starter on the Tigers’ 2010 national championship team, died early Sunday morning in a single-car accident. As the tragic news spread,...
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Monday’s Opelika-Auburn News Sports Page Pays Tribute To Philip Lutzenkirchen

The entire Auburn community is paying its respects to former Tigers tight end Philip Lutzenkirchen, who passed away at age 23 in an automobile accident yesterday. The latest group to honor Lutzenkirchen is the Opelika-Auburn News, a local newspaper which features a picture of Lutzenkirchen getting hoisted into the air by two teammates after catching a touchdown against Georgia in...
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June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Auburn TE star Lutzenkirchen killed in car crash

Former Auburn star tight end Philip Lutzenkirchen has been killed in a car crash. Lutzenkirchen died in Georgia after a 2006 Chevy Tahoe containing he and three others "ran a stop sign and careened out of control for roughly 450 feet before overturning several times, coming to a rest on its roof", according to a USA Today report. It is not known whether alcohol was a factor in the...
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June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Auburn Players, Coaches, And Alumni React To Tragic Passing Of Philip Lutzenkirchen

Earlier today, we learned the tragic news that former Auburn tight end and national champion Philip Lutzenkirchen died this morning in an automobile accident. Many current and former members of the Auburn community have taken to social media to share their feelings about Lutzenkirchen as a person, and teammate. If one thing has been made clear, it is that he was a very special person...
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June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Auburn TE Philip Lutzenkirchen dies in car crash

Lutzenkirchen (right) with AU commit Jalen Harris.(Twitter/@AUJewel) 247Sports site broke tragic news about a beloved former Tiger Sunday morning—popular Auburn tight end Philip Lutzenkirchen has died in a car accident. The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer has more on this awful story: Lutzenkirchen’s fatal accident occurred in Troup County, just southeast of LaGrange...
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June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Auburn TE Lutzenkirchen killed in car accident

Philip Lutzenkirchen, a member of Auburn's 2010 national championship team, died in a car accident Sunday morning. He was 23. According to the 'Ledger-Enqurier' (Columbus, Ga.), the incident occurred outside of LaGrange, Ga. Master Trooper B.N. Talley of the Georgia State Patrol told the newspaper that the car containing the former Tigers tight end and three others overturned after...
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June 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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