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Philip Lutzenkirchen | Tight End

Team: Auburn Tigers
Age / DOB:  (23) / 6/1/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 250

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Former Auburn TE Philip Lutzenkirchen and the driver in the car crash that ended both their lives in late June were intoxicated at the time of the accident.
Lutzenkirchen's blood-alcohol level was 0.377, while Joseph Davis, the driver, had a BAC of 0.17; the legal limit in Georgia, the state where the accident took place, is 0.08. The car ran through a stop sign at a "t-intersection" and spun out of control, flipping through a churchyard. Lutzenkirchen, not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected from his seat. He was 23 years old. Aug 6 - 5:25 PM
Source: CBS Sports

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Police believe alcohol was consumed by all four passengers in the car that crashed Sunday and killed former Auburn TE Philip Lutzenkirchen.

This postulation won't be confirmed until blood toxicology reports are completed in a few weeks. The car ran through a stop sign and spun out of control, flipping through a ditch. Lutzenkirchen, not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected from his seat. Toomer’s Corner filled on Sunday with Auburn fans paying respects to the former tight end.
Source: AL.com
Jul 1 - 9:15 PM

Former Auburn TE Philip Lutzenkirchen was killed in a car accident early Sunday morning.

The 23-year-old was a starter on the Tigers' championship-winning 2010 squad. "I'm deeply saddened by the untimely passing of Philip Lutzenkirchen," Auburn coach Gus Malzahn said in a statement. "He was a great young man who touched the lives of everyone he knew in a positive way. On the field, Philip was a great player and competitor, but more importantly, he was a great teammate and friend off the field." Lutzenkirchen was forced to give up football due to a hip injury in 2012. His one-vehicle accident occurred at 3:05 a.m. outside of LaGrange, Ga. "My thoughts and prayers are with Philip's parents, Mike and Mary, and all of his family and friends who are grieving his passing. This is a sad day for the entire Auburn family," Malzahn said. "I find peace knowing that even though Philip was taken from us too soon, that he lived his life to the fullest, leaving a lifetime of great memories for his family and friends to cherish forever."
Source: USA Today
Jun 29 - 3:40 PM

Auburn H-back/TE Phil Lutzenkirchen failed to improve on his 4.94 forty from the Combine, running a 4.98 at the school's Pro Day.

Per Gil Brandt, Lutzenkirchen "had a 32-inch vertical jump and 9-foot-4 broad jump. His time in the short shuttle time was 4.32 seconds and 7.05 seconds in the three-cone drill." We wonder if Lutzenkirchen's hip surgery has slowed him down, because the Tiger was one of the better H-back's in college football in 2010 and 2011.
Source: NFL.com
Wed, Mar 6, 2013 08:39:00 AM

Auburn TE Philip Lutzenkirchen will attend the Senior Bowl.

Lutzenkirchen's final season was cut short after undergoing season ending hip surgery. He previously stated he will not attend the Senior Bowl unless he feels 100 percent healthy, but this is a step in the right direction. We love his versatility as an H-back or move tight end.
Thu, Dec 27, 2012 10:48:00 AM

Auburn senior TE Phil Lutzenkirchen said on Tuesday that he will not attend the Senior Bowl or Combine unless he is 100 percent healed from injury.

"If I'm not 100 percent, if I'm 95 percent, I'll have to say no to those," Lutzenkirchen said. The senior underwent hip surgery a few weeks ago, effectively ending his final collegiate season. We love Lutzenkirchen's versatility as an H-Back or move tight end. He is one to watch on the third day.
Tue, Nov 6, 2012 11:50:00 AM

Auburn head coach Gene Chizik announced that senior TE Phil Lutzenkirchen will undergo his season ending hip surgery this week.

Chizik added that he expects it to be a "long recovery" and that Lutzenkirchen actually played through plenty of pain for a large part of the season. We hope the senior is healthy in time for pre-draft work since he is one of our favorite third day prospects as a versatile offensive option.
Tue, Oct 23, 2012 01:04:00 PM

Updating a previous item, Auburn head coach Gene Chzik announced that senior TE Phil Lutzenkirchen is officially out for the rest of the season.

Lutzenkirchen traveled with the team to Vanderbilt but did not play. The injury is believed to be to his hip, nit no specifics were disclosed. "He's still going to be here, being the emotional leader, but it's a big loss," junior quarterback Clint Moseley said. Hopefully Lutzenkirchen can heal in time for pre-draft all star games.
Source: AL.com
Sat, Oct 20, 2012 06:21:00 PM

Auburn senior TE Phil Lutzenkirchen will miss Saturday's game, and possibly the entire season, with an undisclosed hip injury.

No specifics were given on the injury, but this is a terrible blow to the already struggling Auburn offense. Although he does not receive enough targets, we consider Lutzenkirchen the Tigers' best offensive talent and love his NFL potential as a versatile H-back/inline tight end, especially in the third day.
Sat, Oct 20, 2012 11:38:00 AM

Auburn senior TE Philip Lutzenkirchen is expecting to see seven to ten targets per game in 2012 after taking on an increased blocking role last season.

In Gus Malzahn's offense, Lutzenkirchen played a hybrid H-back role and only managed 24 receptions for 238 yards and seven touchdowns in 2011. With incoming fullback transfer Jay Prosch handling the blocking duties, Lutzenkirchen will see more time at a traditional tight end spot under new offensive coordinator Scot Loeffler. Expect Lutzenkirchen to build on his 2011 numbers, especially when asked to stretch the field. We consider him one of the more underrated senior tight end prospects.
Source: ESPN
Thu, Jul 19, 2012 12:36:00 PM

Philip Lutzenkirchen will be sidelined this spring following shoulder surgery, but he is looking forward to being a true tight end in the Tigers' offense.

New OC Scot Loeffler intends to make Lutzenkirchen a full-time tight end instead of also spending time as an H-back. This will allow Lutzenkirchen, who will be a senior, to operate as a true tight end and perhaps attract more attention from the NFL. He caught 24 passes last season, 7 of them for touchdowns. Fourteen of his 44 career receptions have resulted in six points.
Source: al.com
Wed, Mar 7, 2012 11:30:00 AM