During the offseason, LSU kicker Colby Delahoussaye was involved in a fiery car crash, which involved another pair of collegiate athletes.
Delahoussaye made it through the accident with second-degree burns. The other two did not make it.
On Saturday, ESPN’s College GameDay featured an emotional segment retelling the story of the car crash from this past July, which occurred just west of Milwaukee after an offseason kicking camp.
Delahoussaye was in a car with Michigan State punter Mike Sadler and Nebraska punter Sam Foltz. The car went straight through a curve and off the road.
“The next thing I remember was being on my hands and knees in the mud,” Delahoussaye said in the segment. “That’s when I ran up the hill and called 911.”
Within a few hours of being checked into the hospital, Delahoussaye was able to walk out. But he lost a pair of friends in the crash.
Now, the Tigers’ kicker says he thinks of them while on the football field, even honoring them in the past.
“I try to look at it as I need to keep them alive through my actions and the way I live,” Delahoussaye said in the segment.
Watch the full segment from College GameDay below:
LSU kicker Colby Delahoussaye plays on after surviving the crash that killed friends Sam Foltz and Mike Sadler. https://t.co/coVcZIsGmx
— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) November 5, 2016
Delahoussaye’s Tigers host Alabama on Saturday at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.