Former Auburn standout Philip Lutzenkirchen dies in car accident


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Former Auburn tight end Philip Lutzenkirchen, one of the best players at his position in school history and a starter on the Tigers’ championship-winning team in 2010, died early Sunday morning in a car accident, Auburn athletics department spokesman Kirk Sampson told USA TODAY Sports.Lutzenkirchen was 23. A multiple-year starter at Auburn and All-Southeastern Conference selection, his career ended midway through the 2012 season as a result of a hip injury.”I’m deeply saddened by the untimely passing of Philip Lutzenkirchen,” Auburn Coach Gus Malzahn said in a statement. “He was a great young man who touched the lives of everyone he knew in a positive way. On the field, Philip was a great player and competitor, but more importantly, he was a great teammate and friend off the field.”My thoughts and prayers are with Philip’s parents, Mike and Mary, and all of his family and friends who are grieving his passing. This is a sad day for the entire Auburn family. I find peace knowing that even though Philip was taken from us too

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