After surviving a tragic car accident last weekend that took the lives of Nebraska punter Sam Foltz and former Michigan State punter Mike Sadler, LSU kicker Colby Delahoussaye's family has released a statement regarding their son.

"Our family sincerely appreciates the outpouring of support for Colby since the accident last weekend. The number of calls, emails and text messages that we have received from people throughout the country has been overwhelming and much appreciated. Colby is in good hands with treatment to his injuries and he's making progress with his recovery.

"We ask that you continue to pray for the families of Mike Sadler and Sam Foltz during this very difficult time. Mike and Sam were wonderful young men who Colby had great admiration for. Please keep their families in your thoughts and prayers."

The statement was released through LSU's sports information department.

Media requests have been pouring in for Delahoussaye as the tragic deaths of Foltz and Sadler became a national story.

Delahoussaye, a senior from New Iberia shared his feelings on social media earlier this week, stating, "I want to thank you so very much for all the thoughts and prayers, it truly means so much to me and my family. I am back in Louisiana and have very minor injuries and will recover back to 100% in a very short amount of time. The main thing I want every one to focus on is sending many prayers to Mike and Sam's families. They need prayers now more than ever. They were amazing friends and I will miss them dearly. God bless."

Delahoussaye enters his senior season with a good opportunity to earn the starting placekicker duties he held in 2013 and 2014. Last season, Delahoussaye lost his starting job to Trent Domingue, who recently transferred to Texas after LSU did not renew his scholarship.