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Philip Lutzenkirchen's High School To Name Football Field In His Honor

Phil Lutzenkirchen Field is coming in the fall of 2015.

Phil Lutzenkirchen Field

Philip Lutzenkirchen, a former All-SEC tight end at Auburn, passed away last June in a single car crash near La Grange, Georgia. This summer, Lutzenkirchen's high school, Lassiter High School in Marietta, Georgia, will unveil a new turf field installed in his honor. Thursday, the school board in Cobb County approved a $332,421.68 project (fully funded by the Lutzie 43 Foundation) to have the field completed by the end of July. Here's more, via AL.com:

Frank Filmann Stadium plays host to Lassiter High's football games. The new field will be named "Lutzie 43 Field." Lutzenkirchen's family memorialized Philip inside the high school stadium three days following his shocking death in a single-vehicle accident outside La Grange, Georgia on June 29, 2014.

The Lutzie 43 Foundation celebrated the decision by tweeting the news to its followers.

">@CobbSchools board passed it 7-0! pic.twitter.com/WKXWvJQT7Y

— Lutzie 43 Foundation (@lutzie43)

#LutzieField is coming this fall! The @CobbSchools board passed it 7-0! pic.twitter.com/WKXWvJQT7Y

— Lutzie 43 Foundation (@lutzie43) June 25, 2015

">June 25, 2015

[AL.com]