Former Auburn tight end Philip Lutzenkirchen—at one time a key member of the 2010 National Championship-winning Tigers—was killed early Sunday morning in a car accident in Georgia. He was just 23 years old.

According to the Ledger-Enquirer, Lutzenkirchen was traveling in an SUV that missed a stop sign, barreled into a church yard, then overturned, ejecting three of the four passengers (including Lutzenkirchen). He was not wearing a seatbelt.

Lutzenkirchen owns the Auburn record for most single-season (seven, in 2011) and career touchdown receptions by a tight end (14), and his most memorable college play was a go-ahead touchdown reception in the Tigers’ memorable 2010 Iron Bowl comeback win over Alabama. He signed with the Rams as an undrafted free agent last summer, but was released in August.


[via The Big Lead]