Auburn saddened over loss of Philip Lutzenkirchen

June 29, 2014

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Phllip Lutzenkirchen fondly remembered by his former teammates, coaches and current Auburn Tigers

By Charles Goldberg
AuburnTigers.com

AUBURN, Ala. -- They remember Philip Lutzenkirchen for more than his touchdown that beat Alabama, or the fact he caught more touchdown passes than any Auburn tight end in history. 

His former teammates and coaches, his fans and current Tigers remembered Lutzenkirchen as a special person off the field. Lutzenkirchen, just 23, died in in a car accident near LaGrange, Ga., early Sunday morning. The reactions from Gus Malzahn and Jay Jacobs are here. 

Lutzenkirchen's friends quickly moved to social media to express their sorrow.

"Lutz was a brother to me and my other brothers. I loved him. And I will miss him. One of the greatest men I will ever know. RIP love you man," wrote Kodi Burns.

The tweets from his friends, teammates and his admirers and his one-time rival tell the story of the respect for the player who touched so many:

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