On Friday, senior defensive tackle Peyton Newell announced he has been named the 2018 recipient of the Sam Foltz Memorial Scholarship.
— Peyton Newell (@p_newell) September 14, 2018
Congratulations to @p_newell on being this year's recipient of the Sam Foltz Memorial Scholarship.
— Nebraska Football (@HuskerFBNation) September 14, 2018
The award is "given to a football student-athlete who has displayed leadership, academic excellence and outstanding life skills" and was created to honor former punter Sam Foltz, who was killed in a July 2016 car accident in Wisconsin at a kicking camp.
Kicker Drew Brown was the inaugural recipient in 2016 and linebacker Chris Weber was last year's honoree.
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