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Ex-UM football player dies after crash

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Ex-UM football player dies after crash

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New York Giants safety Jojo Nicolas (46) stretches during warmups prior to an NFL preseason football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Former University of Miami football player JoJo Nicolas has died a day after getting into a car crash on a Miami Beach highway.

Nicolas' brother, Abner Davis, said Nicolas died about 5 p.m. Wednesday at Jackson Memorial Hospital.

Nicolas played for the Hurricanes from 2007 to 2011. In 2012, he briefly signed with the New York Giants as a rookie free agent.

Police say the car Nicolas was driving crashed into the back of a tractor-trailer as he left South Beach early Tuesday. Nicolas was 24.

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