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Laufenberg Family collaborates with UTEP Athletics on Luke Laufenberg FIGHT Endowed Scholarship

The Laufenberg family has teamed with UTEP Athletics to establish the Luke Laufenberg FIGHT Endowed Scholarship, in honor of the former Miner who passed away at the age of 21 on August 22 following a two-year battle with cancer.

A tight end from Dallas, Laufenberg joined the Miners for 2019 spring ball after playing at Mesa Community College in 2017.  He played his senior season at Argyle Liberty Christian High School, where he was named 2016 Offensive Newcomer of the Year and honorable mention All-District.

He initially walked on at Texas A&M before continuing his football career at Mesa Community College, prior to being diagnosed with Burkitt lymphoma.

“On behalf of Luke’s mom, Joan, and his brother, Joe Willie, we are incredibly grateful to UTEP and the entire Miners community for helping make our Luke’s dream of playing Division I college football a reality,” said Luke’s dad, Babe Laufenberg.  “We hope this scholarship will honor Luke’s legacy and allow other hardworking, dedicated athletes with big dreams and even bigger ‘FIGHT’ the opportunity to wear Miners’ orange and blue.”

“The scholarship endowment for Luke is really special because he is going to stay in our hearts and souls for many years,” UTEP head coach Dana Dimel said.  “He was a fighter, a champion and a wonderful person.  He was a very talented young man who left a huge mark on everyone he came in contact with.”

Contributions to the Luke Laufenberg FIGHT Endowed Scholarship are now being accepted online.  Multiple giving options are available.  For more information, please call (915) 747-6787 or email MAC@utep.edu.

 

UTEP Football Team to honor Luke Laufenberg at Saturday’s season opener

The UTEP football team will pay tribute to the late Luke Laufenberg at Saturday’s season opener versus Houston Baptist in the Sun Bowl.

Laufenberg passed away at the age of 21 on Thursday, August 22 after battling cancer for two years.

“Luke Laufenberg touched our hearts and souls forever,” UTEP head coach Dana Dimel said. “His spirit and fight are reminders of what it means to play and coach the game of football. He was a fighter, a champion and a wonderful person. He was a very talented young man who left a huge mark on everyone he came in contact with. He was a wonderful individual and will not be forgotten on our football team. Our student-athletes learned from how he prepared himself and the way he handled adversity. I know Luke loved playing football for UTEP and he will forever be a Miner!”

A tight end from Argyle, Texas, Laufenberg joined the Miners for 2019 spring ball after playing at Mesa Community College in 2017.

The tribute to Laufenberg will take place between the first and second quarters at Saturday’s game. A framed jersey will be presented to the Laufenberg family. UTEP players will wear black “Luke” stickers on their helmets throughout the 2019 season.

Laufenberg played his senior season at Argyle Liberty Christian High School in Argyle, Texas, where he was named 2016 Offensive Newcomer of the Year and honorable mention All-District. He initially walked on at Texas A&M before continuing his football career at Mesa Community College, where he appeared in six games prior to being diagnosed with Burkitt lymphoma.

Kickoff for Saturday’s game is at 6 p.m.

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