|Born:||June 1, 1991|
|Died:||June 29, 2014 (aged 23)|
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight:||258 lb (117 kg)|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career NFL statistics|
Philip Lutzenkirchen (June 1, 1991 – June 29, 2014) was an American football tight end, who played at Auburn University, finishing his career as the school's all-time leading receiver in touchdowns among tight ends.
Lutzenkirchen was a standout tight end at Auburn. He was a starter for the 2010 championship team. His senior season ended prematurely due to a hip injury. He ended his career with 59 receptions, 628 yards, and 14 touchdowns, which are the most in school history by a tight end.
Philip Lutzenkirchen and baseball player Joseph Ian Davis, the driver of the vehicle, were involved in a single-vehicle accident that resulted in their deaths on June 26, 2014 around 3 a.m. They both died at the scene while the two other passengers were just injured. Lutzenkirchen, who was in the back seat, registered a blood alcohol level of 0.377 while Davis registered a 0.17 (the legal limit in Georgia is 0.08) which made them both legally drunk. Lutzenkirchen was ejected as a result of not wearing a seat belt.
Lutzie 43 Foundation
In the aftermath of Lutzenkirchen's death, his family set up a foundation, the Lutzie 43 Foundation. The Foundation offers a "43 Lessons to Legacy" character-building curriculum. Students who complete the program are eligible to apply for a scholarship.
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- "Philip Lutzenkirchen College Stats - College Football at Sports-Reference.com". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved December 14, 2017.
- "Philip Lutzenkirchen and driver were legally drunk in deadly crash, according to toxicology report". Al.com. Retrieved December 14, 2017.
- "Lutzie 43 Foundation". Lutzie 43 Foundation. Retrieved March 1, 2018.