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Philip Lutzenkirchen, Former Auburn Tight End, Died in Car Accident At 23

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Philip Lutzenkirchen, a tight end on Auburn’s 2010 national championship team, was killed in a car accident outside LoGrange, Georgia early this morning. He was 23 years old.

The Ledger-Enquirer has details of the accident, which happened around 3:06 am.

“It happened at the intersection of Upper Big Springs Road and Lower Big Springs Road,” Talley said. “The vehicle was a 2006 Chevy and the driver missed a stop sign at the intersection of those two roads, which is more or less a ‘T-intersection.’ They traveled through the intersection off into a churchyard. They were out out of control for about 450 feet.”

At that point, Talley said, the vehicle overturned, ejecting all four passengers.

Lutzenkirchen was expected to be an NFL prospect, but had his college career ended by a hip injury. He spent time with the Rams in 2013 as an undrafted free agent and was pursuing a career in finance.

[USA Today Sports]

 

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