Former Tiger TE Lutzenkirchen Dies in Car Crash Sunday

Former Auburn Football great Philip Lutzenkirchen died Sunday morning at the age of 23.

The Tiger tight end, who helped the program win the 2010 National Championship and caught the go-ahead touchdown in that season's memorable Iron Bowl comeback, was a passenger in a fatal one car accident just after 3 AM outside of LaGrange, GA.

The vehicle ran a stop sign before losing control about 450 feet before rolling over multiple times and ending up overturned.

Philip, who was in the passenger seat and the driver died, while the two in the backseat were taken to a local hospital.

"Lutz" ranks near the top of the Auburn record books for tight ends in key stats, like first in TD receptions, second in receptions, and third in receiving yards.

Love and support was shown all over social media from his teammates and the football program, who tweeted "A legacy forever remembered. We will miss you Lutz."

Lutzenkirchen was second team All-SEC in 2011. He spent training camp in 2013 with the St. Louis Rams, but was cut before the season. He also suffered through a hip injury that ended his Auburn playing career in 2012.

He had been working at a wealth-management company while also serving as a an assistant coach for Saint James School in Montgomery, AL.


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