4 Heartwarming Stories to Celebrate the Kickoff of College Football

College football is back, and it brings with it some great stories to start off the season with reminders about what’s really important in life — especially after the controversy overshadowing the sport at the professional level.

Here are just a few stories that deserve high praise with the beginning of the season:

1. The Nebraska Huskers Play For A Teammate Gone Too Soon

Life is precious, and it can vanish when you least expect it. The Nebraska Huskers football team faced this truth when they recently lost fellow teammate and punter Sam Foltz in a tragic car crash. Former Michigan State punter Mike Sadler also perished in the same accident.

In their opening game against the Fresno State Bulldogs, the Huskers honored their deceased teammate by lining up for a play with one player missing on the field in the first quarter, taking a penalty for delay of game that was declined by their opponents.