Honors & Awards
- Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2013)
Wyoming: Took over the punting duties following the departure of All-Big Ten performer Brett Maher... pinned the Cowboys inside their own 20 twice on the night... averaged 45.6 yards per punt on five attempts. Southern Miss: Booted four punts on the night for 184 yards, including a then-career-long 60-yarder... final punt of the game pinned the Golden Eagles on their own 3. UCLA: Punted a season-high eight times for 302 yards... also added his first career tackle. SDSU: Was called upon to punt just once against the Jackrabbits... pinned SDSU at its own 4 with a 47-yard punt in the fourth quarter. Illinois: Only had to punt once... a 40-yard punt midway through the third quarter. Purdue: Punted six times for 263 yards, including a career-long 64 punt late in the third quarter... pinned the Boilermakers inside their own 20-yard line three times on the afternoon. Minnesota: Punted five times for 213 yards... pinned the Gophers inside their own 20 twice on the afternoon. Northwestern: Was called upon to punt seven times against the Wildcats... pinned them inside their own 20 three times on the afternoon, compared to one touchback. Michigan: Tied a season high with seven punts for 301 yards... also tied a season-high with a 64-yard punt. Michigan State: Punted five times for 216 yards, an average of 43.2 yards per punt.
Redshirt freshman Sam Foltz is a versatile performer who is in position to make an impact for Nebraska in 2013. The Grand Island native has the ability to add depth in one of the nation’s most talented receiving corps, but his more prominent role will likely come on special teams. The 6-1, 200-pound Foltz will battle with Mauro Bondi to earn the starting punter role following the graduation of two-year starter and All-Big Ten performer Brett Maher.
Foltz redshirted his first season at Nebraska.
Before Nebraska (Grand Island HS)
A do-it-all athlete from Grand Island High School, Foltz helped lead the Islanders to a 9-2 record and a trip to the Class A quarterfinals as a senior. A teammate of fellow walk-on freshman Ryker Fyfe, Foltz was one of the most versatile athletes in the state, starring on both sides of the football. A first-team All-Nebraska pick as a defensive back as a senior, Foltz led Grand Island in tackles with 84, including 61 solo stops, and four interceptions. During his junior season, Foltz had 60 total tackles and five interceptions. On offense, Foltz teamed up with Fyfe to make up one of the most dangerous passing duos in the state. Foltz caught 39 passes for 686 yards and 10 touchdowns as senior. He was also a valuable asset on special teams where he was member of the Lincoln Journal Star Super State team as a punter during his senior campaign. Foltz also competed in track and field during the spring season, earning a third-place finish in the 400-meter dash at the 2012 state track and field meet. Foltz was selected to participate in the 2012 Nebraska Shrine Bowl and caught a 17-yard touchdown pass from Fyfe. Foltz chose to walk on at Nebraska over scholarship offers from South Dakota State, Northwest Missouri State, Nebraska-Kearney and South Dakota.
Foltz was born on Jan. 21, 1994, and is the son of Gerald and Jill Foltz. He earned a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the spring of 2013.
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