Class of 2012

Sam Foltz

HometownGrand Island, NE
High schoolGrand Island

Sam Foltz was often on the receiving end of fellow Husker walk-on and Grand Island quarterback Ryker Fyfe's passes. Both the Islander players decided to play for Nebraska.

“This feels like a lot of weight is off my shoulders,” Foltz, who starred for Grand Island as a wide receiver, safety and punter, told the Grand Island Independent. “Now I’m not going to have all the coaches calling me, asking me about different things.”

Foltz had scholarship offers from South Dakota State, South Dakota and North Dakota. Oregon had also shown interest in him as a punter and Ohio began talking to him recently.

But Foltz felt walking on with the Huskers was the right choice for him.

“I feel comfortable with becoming a Husker,” he said. “It’s closer to home and my family can come and see me. It’s a great opportunity, and I never have to wonder ‘what if?’

“The coaches believe in the walk-ons. They’ve said that I have a lot of great abilities, so if I work hard I should have a great opportunity to earn playing time.”

Foltz said the NU coaches have “left it wide open” about what position he’ll focus on.

“They’ve said it could be wide receiver or safety and to keep working on my punting,” he said. “But I think it’ll definitely be on the defensive side.”

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Photo Credit: Zach Mayhew for the Grand Island Independent

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