Lassiter High School in East Cobb will re-name its football field after Philip Lutzenkirchen, who died in a car accident last summer.
The Cobb County School Board voted unanimously Thursday to name the new turf field at Frank Filmann Stadium “Lutzie 43 Field.”
After graduating from Lassiter, Lutzenkirchen went on to star at Auburn University where he’s still the school’s all-time leader in touchdowns by a tight end.
He was captain on the Tigers’ 2010 national championship team. Lutzenkirchen caught 59 passes and a school-record 14 touchdowns in four seasons. He signed a free agent contract with the St. Louis Rams in 2012.
The new turf field at Lassiter will be ready for the new season this August. It’s expected to cost $332,000, and will be paid for with money from Lutzenkirchen’s charity foundation.
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