COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- A memorial service was held in Cobb County Wednesday night in honor of a star athlete tragically killed in a weekend crash.

Philip Lutzenkirchen, a star football player at Lassiter High School and Auburn University died along with University of Georgia student and Marietta native Ian Joseph Davis.

The home stands of "The Frank" at Lassiter High were filled to overflowing as friends, fans, and family celebrated the life of Lutzenkirchen.

Philip's father, his uncle as well as Auburn athletic director Jay Jacobs and head football coach Gus Malzahn were among those who spoke at Wednesday's memorial. They talked of Lutzenkirchen's character, his big heart, his love for others and their love for him.

Mike Lutzenkirchen, Philip's father, urged people to buckle up. Philip Lutzenkirchen was not wearing a selt belt in the accident that killed him.

Philip Lutzenkirchen's funeral will be Thursday in Marietta.

Click the videos to watch the service.

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VIDEO: Mike Lutzenkirchen, Philip's father, speaks at memorial service

Mike Lutzenkirchen speaks at a memorial service for his son, former Auburn University player Philip Lutzenkirchen at Lassiter High School. 11Alive News

VIDEO: Auburn head football coach Gus Malzahn speaks

Auburn University head football coach Gus Malzahn speaks at the memorial service for former Auburn player Philip Lutzenkirchen, held at Lassiter High School in Cobb County. 11Alive News

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