The UCLA Bruins and Nebraska Cornhuskers will honor walk on receiver Nick Pasquale by wearing the number 36 patch on their jerseys Saturday afternoon. According to CBSSports.com, the announcement was made on Tuesday, September 10.
Nick Pasquale was a freshman on the UCLA Bruins when he was hit by a car early Sunday morning in San Clemente, California.
In a statement by UCLA head coach Jim Mora, he delivered a heartwarming message in honor of his fallen player. “Nick was an outstanding young man who had a positive impact on everyone who knew him. He was a great teammate who was loved and respected by his entire team. Our thoughts are with the Pasquale family."
"The UCLA family lost a wonderful young man who represented the university, his team and his family well," UCLA athletic director Dan Guerrero said. "Our hearts go out to the Pasquale family, and we will do everything we can to assist and support them, as well as his teammates, as they go through this unthinkable tragedy."
The tragic death of Nick Pasquale has definitely put a damper on one of the most anticipated games this season. Hopefully there is a moment of silence before the kickoff at 12 noon on Saturday.
Nick Pasquale was 20 years old.