Former Auburn tight end Philip Lutzenkirchen was killed in a car accident early Sunday morning, causing a widespread outpouring of grief within the Auburn community as Lutzenkirchen's teammates, coaches and fans mourned the loss of one of the 2010 national championship team's most well-liked players.
That grief led a collection of Auburn students and fans to gather at Toomer's Corner at 4:30 p.m. Sunday -- the time chosen in honor of Lutzenkirchen's jersey number, 43 -- to roll the corner in memory of Lutzenkirchen's life and career. Video from the Opelika Auburn-News:
A Vine from News reporter Justin Lee, emphasizing the silence of the occasion:
And more photos of the event from across Twitter:
The roll is already on at Toomer's Corner in honor of the late, great Phil Lutzenkirchen. pic.twitter.com/8E7qX2Z1qB— Alex Byington (@AUBlog) June 29, 2014