This Saturday, as they face the Nebraska Cornhuskers, UCLA football players will wear badges to honor Nick Pasquale, their freshman teammate who died this weekend in San Clemente while visiting his hometown during a bye week.
The team will don jersey with badges that say “36,” Pasquale’s number, on the front, according to the UCLA Daily Bruin.
Nebraska, too, will join the vigil by placing No. 36 emblems on their helmets, and Lincoln’s Memorial Stadium, the site of Saturday’s game, will hold a moment of silence for Pasquale, according to the Bruin.
Meanwhile, an autopsy today determined that UCLA receiver Nick Pasquale died from multiple blunt force injuries from being struck by a car.Investigators are awaiting the results of toxicological tests on Pasquale's body, which is routine in traffic collisions, Orange County Sheriff's Lt. Jeff Hallock said.
Back at UCLA on Monday, Coach Jim Mora held the only press conference he had scheduled this week. He talked of spending time with the Pasquales.
Mora is quoted in the Bruin as saying: “I got to spend quite a bit of time with his family yesterday, and it’s obviously a very difficult time as you can all imagine. Our players are dealing with it each in their own way and we think that’s the right way to do it. I think the important thing is that they’re together; they’re there to support each other.”
Read the entire story about the press conference here.
-- CNS contributed to this report.