Early Sunday morning, former Lassiter High School and Auburn standout Tight End Philip Lutzenkirchen died in a car accident in LaGrange, Ga. While at Auburn, Lutzenkirchen finished his career as one of the best players at his position in school history. He was also one of the starters for the 2010 National Championship team, which also included Atlanta Native, Cam Newton.
We lost a great Auburn man today in Philip Lutzenkirchen. His character and positive influence will be remembered forever.
— Coach Gus Malzahn (@CoachGusMalzahn) June 29, 2014
The one-vehicle accident occurred roughly around 3:05 a.m. outside of LaGrange, Ga. The 2006 Chevrolet Tahoe containing the driver, Joseph Ian Davis, was a student at the University of Georgia, and Lutzenkirchen were both killed. The vehicle also contained two other passengers were taken to West Georgia Medical Center in LaGrange
While at Auburn, he complete his career ranking, as a tight end, first in touchdown receptions (14), second in total receptions (59), and third in receiving yards (628).
My brother is invincible.Not only my hero but my best friend.Thanks for all the prayers and support to our family. pic.twitter.com/dQ12j7FZK7
— Abby Lutzenkirchen (@abbylutzenkir) June 29, 2014
His NFL career was short barred by a hip injury, signing a free agent deal with the St. Louis Rams in 2013 but only lasted four months before getting released.
— Lassiter Football (@LassiterTrojans) June 29, 2014