“Lessons from Lutz” Preview

Just one of several previews done by my students in advance of an event this evening at Auburn.

AU Sports Journalism

By Becca Riley


Tragedy hit the Auburn community June 28th of last year hearing the news of Lutz’ death. Philip Lutzenkirchen, former Auburn student and football player, died in a drunk driving accident. His loss was a tough one to swallow for just about everyone that knew him.

Since Philips’s death, his father, Mike Lutzenkirchen, has been raising awareness about alcohol abuse, and on Wednesday, March 11 at 7 p.m., he will be coming to the Auburn Arena to present “Lessons From Lutz.”

Auburn school of communications professor Jennifer Johnson, along with Auburn director of health promotion and wellness services, Eric Smith, spoke to Auburn’s sports reporting class about the upcoming event.

Johnson, who was Philip’s teacher throughout his time at Auburn, spearheaded the event. She thinks this event will be an eye-opener not only for students, but for everyone.

“He says he’s talking to 14 to 24-year-olds,” Johnson said…

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