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Auburn fans roll Toomer's Corner in honor of Philip Lutzenkirchen (Video)

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Philip Lutzenkirchen

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Philip Lutzenkirchen #43 of the Auburn Tigers celebrate after pulling in this go-ahead touchdown reception against South Carolina on September 25, 2010. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Toomer’s Corner – the intersection where Auburn University and the City of Auburn come together – has long been a gathering spot for the AU faithful. The corner gets rolled with toilet paper after a big win for the Tigers on the gridiron, but it can also represent a place of mourning.

As Auburn fans mourn the tragic death of former Tigers tight end Philip Lutzenkirchen, who died in a car crash Sunday morning, it was only fitting that Toomer’s Corner was rolled in his honor.

The Opelika-Auburn News was able to capture the scene on Sunday as fans gathered.

Several others on Twitter posted photos as the night went on.

Lutzenkirchen, who made 59 career catches, holds Auburn’s all-time record for career touchdowns by a tight end. He caught three game-winning touchdown passes in his career, including against Alabama in the Iron Bowl in 2010.

He signed with the St. Louis Rams as an undrafted free agent in 2013 and most recently was a volunteer assistant coach at St. James School in Montgomery, Ala.

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