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Former Auburn standout Philip Lutzenkirchen killed in car accident

Philip Lutzenkirchen, Xavier Brewer

Tragedy struck the Auburn family this weekend. Former standout tight end Philip Lutzenkirchen was killed in a car accident early Sunday morning. Lutzenkirchen was just 23 years old.

Lutzenkirchen was widely regarded as one of the best players in Auburn football history and he was a key player on Auburn’s BCS championship squad of 2010. According to a report by USA Today, Lutzenkirchen was in a one-vehicle crash in LaGrange, Georgia. He was in a car with three others when the car reportedly ran through a stop sign and lost control before tumbling a few times. Joseph Ian Davis, the driver of the vehicle, was also killed in the accident. Two others were taken to a hospital for treatment.

Police are investigating the accident to see if alcohol played any role in the tragic accident, but there are no reports to confirm whether or not that is the case at this time.

Lutzenkirchen is Auburn’s all-time leader in touchdown receptions by a tight end with 14. He had to retire after a hip injury in 2012.

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10 Responses to “Former Auburn standout Philip Lutzenkirchen killed in car accident”
  1. bstras2809 says: Jun 29, 2014 2:36 PM

    Remember his catches against Clemson, very well. Rest in peace and my family’s prayers go out to yours…

  2. mrlaloosh says: Jun 29, 2014 2:51 PM

    Don’t drink and drive! Idiots. R.I.P…..

  3. dhardy8207 says: Jun 29, 2014 3:01 PM

    ^^^
    1) He wasn’t driving.
    2) A young man has lost his life.
    3) By all accounts this was a very well respected young man of outstanding character. With his professional football career at an end because of injury he had started coaching and mentoring young men from the high school he attended.
    4) Details are sketchy but with the report he was ONE of THREE passangers that were ejected from the vehicle which they are reporting was due to some or all weren’t wearing their seat belts.

    If you can’t have compassion that a young man lost his life you must really lead a miserable one….

  4. dhardy8207 says: Jun 29, 2014 3:02 PM

    My condolences go out to this young man’s family and the Auburn family as well… tragic loss

  5. wadaea says: Jun 29, 2014 3:32 PM

    Great player and person.so sad tohear this. He was my favorite

  6. tigersfandan says: Jun 29, 2014 3:43 PM

    Very sad to hear this.

  7. dcroz says: Jun 29, 2014 4:24 PM

    My condolences go out to the families of both young men who were killed, and to Auburn Nation.

  8. dougwantstoramble says: Jun 29, 2014 8:10 PM

    Sad loss War Eagles. So sorry.

  9. bralinshan says: Jun 29, 2014 11:44 PM

    This is a terrible loss for both families. I’m acquainted with the driver and have known them for years. Kids at the party have said that Ian Davis was drinking but I’ve not heard about Lutzenkirchen. Davis ran a stop sign at a “T” and went directly into a church property where the car rolled numerous times.
    Lutz was in the back seat with the young lady whose condition is not known and was ejected. The girl in the front passenger seat wore her seat belt and didn’t have a scratch.
    Drinking and driving are a horrible mix and not wearing seat belts is insanity. Of course, when your 23 years old, a lot of things that you do are crazy. These two young men were both nice kids and the entire situation is just senseless. The accident was around 3 AM and I’m 100% certain that nothing good happens at that hour.

  10. darbreltub says: Jun 30, 2014 1:39 AM

    Lets all give mrlaloosh a huge round of applause he just showed us why some people should not be using the internet or any other forum to express their views. I pray this great kids parents never see this. Not only do you have zero knowledge of the situation but you also apparently can’t read… He was a passenger IDIOT! Even if he was drinking maybe he did the right thing and called a ride and the driver fell asleep I wonder if that crossed your mind. Even if you’re right and it was alcohol related two human beings lost their lives while two others were injured…. The first thing that comes to your mind is to call them idiots? I’m sorry for the people that are forced to listen to your dumbass. This is the longest post I’ve ever wrote. But I couldn’t help myself when I saw mrlaloosh, or mrladouche as I now say the biggest idiot of them all sabotage those two young mens lives like that. Alcohol related or not the fact is two young men lost their lives. R.I.P men and prayers to the family and all involved. God bless

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