Fans Mourn Death of Former Auburn Tight End Philip Lutzenkirchen
One of the most beloved players in Auburn football history, former tight end Philip Lutzenkirchen, died in a car accident Sunday at the age of 23, prompting people on social media to mourn the nationwide fan favorite and member of the Tigers’ 2010 national championship team.
Thoughts are w family of Phillip Lutzenkirchen. Traded a bunch of DMs with him a few wks ago. Such a terrific spirit & great heart.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) June 29, 2014
Our hearts are broken. Phil Lutzenkirchen was the best there was. He would check in weekly on Tess & was first to help with charity events.
— Kim Hudson (@kimberlybhudson) June 29, 2014
Thoughts/prayers to family of Philip Lutzenkirchen - covered him at Lassiter HS. Great football player, better man http://t.co/U3LmkzAZea
— Zach Klein (@ZachKleinWSB) June 29, 2014
My memory of Phillip Lutzenkirchen is of a champ who I waited to finish praying with family before interview at BCSCG http://t.co/7rfvqiBo9y
— Jim Dunaway (@jimdunaway) June 29, 2014
The Auburn Family is broken today with the loss of a great Auburn man and friend Phillip Lutzenkirchen. Crushed and without words.
— Rhett Lashlee (@rhettlashlee) June 29, 2014
A deeply spiritual person, Lutzenkirchen’s Twitter bio reads, “A life is not important except for the impact it has on others.”
And one of his final tweets was the following.
I know Gods working so I smile.
— Phil Lutzenkirchen (@lutzenkirchen) June 26, 2014