Sam Foltz redshirted his first season at Nebraska.
Before Nebraska (Grand Island HS)
A do-it-all athlete from Grand Island High School, Foltz helped lead the Islanders to a 9-2 record and a trip to the Class A quarterfinals as a senior. A teammate of fellow walk-on freshman Ryker Fyfe, Foltz was one of the most versatile athletes in the state, starring on both sides of the football. A first-team All-Nebraska pick as a defensive back as a senior, Foltz led Grand Island in tackles with 84, including 61 solo stops, and four interceptions. During his junior season, Foltz had 60 total tackles and five interceptions. On offense, Foltz teamed up with Fyfe to make up one of the most dangerous passing duos in the state. Foltz caught 39 passes for 686 yards and 10 touchdowns as senior. He was also a valuable asset on special teams where he was member of the Lincoln Journal Star Super State team as a punter during his senior campaign. Foltz also competed in track and field during the spring season, earning a third-place finish in the 400-meter dash at the 2012 state track and field meet. Foltz was selected to participate in the 2012 Nebraska Shrine Bowl and caught a 17-yard touchdown pass from Fyfe. Foltz chose to walk on at Nebraska over scholarship offers from South Dakota State, Northwest Missouri State, Nebraska-Kearney and South Dakota.
Foltz was born on Jan. 21, 1994, and is the son of Gerald and Jill Foltz.