Jasper Howard Death | Jasper Howard Die

Posted by puguh on Sunday, January 2, 2011

Jasper Howard Death | Jasper Howard Die. Jasper Howard was remembered today during the Fiesta Bowl. Kashif Moore appeared on the field wearing Howard’s number 6 jersey, he was along him at the time of his death.

What happened to Howard? Jasper Howard’s death arrived on October 2009. He was stabbed on the UConn campus at age 20, he was soon to become a father. According to the medical examiner’s office Howard died of a stab wound to the abdomen.

After the death of Howard, coach Randy Edsall had the terrible responsibility of identifying the body, and then he had to break the news to Howard’s family. Back then he said: “There’s nothing written in the manual in how to deal with these situations, But I know this — this is a strong team, with strong leadership, and we’ll get through it.”

More than a year later, Edsall has stated the number will be reserved for players who “show the character and spirit embodied by Howard.”

Jasper Howard was laid to rest 14 months ago after being fatally stabbed, just hours after UConn's win over the Louisville Cardinals.

However, the Huskies remember his impact on the team, and have chosen to honor him with banners and a pre-game tribute.

In the UConn locker room hangs a sign that reads, "Play every play like it’s the last play you’ll ever play,” words Howard reportedly spoke before the Louisville game, that would truly prove to be his last game.

UConn defensive tackle Kendall Reyes admitted to Newsok.com that he and teammates think about their slain teammate every day.

"He’s a big part of where we are, and he’s still with us. It was our goal when he was here to get to the BCS. It’s really special we finally made it.”

The night of Connecticut's win over Louisville 35-28, Howard went to a school dance with friends. According to the police report, Howard was fatally stabbed following a confrontation and subsequent fight with someone who said something inappropriate to a girl. The Police has since arrested the primary suspect in the case, John Lomax III, who is awaiting trial on murder charges. Lomax III maintains he is not the man who stabbed Howard.

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