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Nebraska's Drew Brown Paying Tribute To Sam Foltz In The Shrine Game

Nebraska's student section honors Sam Foltz.

LINCOLN, NE - SEPTEMBER 10: Students of the Nebraska Cornhuskers honor deceased player Sam Foltz with a banner before the game against the Wyoming Cowboys at Memorial Stadium on September 10, 2016 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Nebraska defeated Wyoming 52-14. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)

A heartfelt move by the Huskers' kicker.

Nebraska's senior kicker, Drew Brown, is playing in the Shrine Game this week. The Huskers' place kicker won't be wearing his normal number.

Brown has opted to wear No. 27, the number of his former teammate and close friend, Sam Foltz. The former Nebraska punter tragically passed away in a car accident in July 2016 on his way back from a kicking camp.

Foltz and former Michigan State punter Mike Sadler both passed away in the crash. The car, which also included LSU's Colby Delahoussaye, who survived, lost control on wet pavement and hit a tree.

Brown and Foltz were extremely close, as greatly detailed in this feature story by Land of 10. "Brown went everywhere with Foltz."

The Nebraska kicker took to Twitter this afternoon to reveal his Shrine Game gesture.

"This one’s for you Sam," he wrote.

You can check out the jersey below:

The Shrine Game is set to be played on Saturday in St. Petersburg, Fla. Kickoff is set for 3 p.m. and the game will be televised on NFL Network.