Wil Lutz exemplifies sportsmanship after win over Browns – (Saints Wire) Saints News

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The New Orleans Saints show their good will often through community service, but place kicker Wil Lutz came under the spotlight a little differently on Sunday. Following the Saints’ victory over the Cleveland Browns, Lutz made a beeline for his counterpart, Zane Gonzalez, and was seen quietly consoling him alongside punter Thomas Morstead. Lutz briefly commented on the situation on Twitter:
“At the end of the day it’s not ‘just a game’ to us, this is our livelihood. Our careers rely on personal performance, as does everyone else’s. I will never pull for someone to fail, as I know I will too. I hope to see nothing more than Zane have an amazing career going forward.”

Gonzalez made just two of his four field goals attempts on the day, and missed the final 52-yard try that could have tied up the score, sending Cleveland to overtime for a chance at winning its first game in years. He also whiffed on an extra-point attempt that would have put the Browns up over the Saints, but instead tied the score at 18-18. The second-year kicker struggled in the biggest moments, and Lutz was quick to recognize that. Huge props to him for being a good example to athletes everywhere and stepping up in this great showing of sportsmanship.
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