Former Auburn tight end Philip Lutzenkirchen died in a one-car crash in Georgia on Sunday, state police said. Per ESPN
Authorities said Lutzenkirchen, 23, was ejected from a 2006 Chevrolet Tahoe when it overturned several times near LaGrange early Sunday morning. He was a passenger in the vehicle.
Auburn coach Gus Malzahn called Lutzenkirchen "a great player and competitor" and "a great teammate and friend off the field."
"This is a sad day for the entire Auburn family," Malzahn said Sunday in a statement. "I find peace knowing that even though Philip was taken from us too soon, that he lived his life to the fullest, leaving a lifetime of great memories for his family and friends to cherish forever."
The driver of the car, 22-year-old former UGA baseball player Joseph Ian Davis, also died in the crash after being partially ejected.