- Associated Press - Saturday, November 1, 2014

Family and teammates of former UConn football player Jasper Howard helped unveil a memorial honoring him at the Huskies homecoming football game.

Howard was stabbed to death in October 2009 outside a dance on campus following a homecoming game.

A 7-foot granite numeral “6,” the number Howard wore at UConn, was unveiled at halftime Saturday under the scoreboard at the west end of the stadium.

Howard’s family, including his young daughter, Ja’Miya - who was born five months after his death - helped pull the cover off the memorial. She came out with the team captains for the ceremonial coin toss.

Cornerback Blidi Wreh-Wilson, who now plays for the NFL’s Tennessee Titans, says he and his former teammates came because they wanted to make sure Howard was not forgotten.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide