UCLA pays tribute to Nick Pasquale with 10-man formation

Kyle Ringo
September 22, 2013

UCLA returned to the Rose Bowl on Saturday night against New Mexico State for the first time since wide receiver Nick Pasquale was hit by a car and killed on Sept 8. The Bruins lined up in a 10-man formation on their first offensive play to honor their fallen teammate.

UCLA players came to the game wearing T-shirts with Pasquale's No. 36 on them and the school provided fans with 40,000 blue towels with his jersey number on them.

The school also paid tribute to Pasquale with a moment of silence and by inviting his parents on to the field between the first and second quarters to be acknowledged by the Rose Bowl crowd and given a framed No. 36 jersey. Pasquale's jersey also will be painted on the field for the remainder of the season.

UCLA students held up a big sign that read 'Thank you Nebraska' acknowledging the classy pregame tribute to Pasquale from the Nebraska student section last week when the Bruins beat the Cornhuskers in Lincoln, Neb.

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