LSU placekicker Colby Delahoussaye was injured in the Wisconsin car crash that took the lives of two Big Ten punters.
Delahoussaye, a 5-foot-9, 182-pound senior for the Tigers, was hospitalized following the car crash in which Michigan State’s Mike Sadler and Nebraska’s Sam Foltz were killed in, the Waukesha Country Sheriff’s Department told The Advocate’s Ross Dellenger.
Delahoussaye was in Wisconsin for a weekend kicking camp when the car crash occurred. He was serving as a camp counselor for the week-long event.
LSU’s kicker was held overnight at Waukesha Memorial Hospital after riding in the back seat of the vehicle that veered off of Beaver Lake Road at 11:43 p.m. Saturday evening and struck a tree.
Delahoussaye suffered minor bruising around his chest, according to a release by LSU. He was treated for minor injuries at the hospital and was released earlier on Sunday. Delahoussaye is scheduled to return to LSU on Monday.
LSU coach Les Miles released the following statement in regards to the car crash involving Delahoussaye.
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of Sam Foltz and Mike Sadler,” he said. “We grieve for them. This isn’t supposed to happen to young people who have so much to live for. We are so thankful that Colby will be able to return home to his family and friends.”
The news of Delahoussaye’s injury comes on the same day that former LSU placekicker Trent Domingue announced his transfer to Texas for his senior season. Delahoussaye was in a position to compete for the starting kicking job along with junior Cameron Gamble and true freshman Connor Culp.
In his LSU career, Delahoussaye, a New Iberia, La., native, connected on 24-of-29 field-goal attempts and made 90-of-93 PATs. After kicking in 12 of LSU’s 13 games in 2014, Delahoussaye did not appear in a game last season.
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