In its first home game since the death of redshirt freshman wide receiver Nick Pasquale, UCLA will have a moment of silence in his memory before Saturday's game against New Mexico State.
Plus, as fans enter the stadium, 40,000 will receive UCLA blue towels to wave with Pasquale's No. 36 in the middle. Pasquale was killed September 8 when he was hit by a car while walking across the street.
After Moment of Silence to honor Nick, lets get the towels waving and the Rose Bowl ROCKING!! pic.twitter.com/fPFqxGgU8F
— Jim Mora (@UCLACoachMora) September 20, 2013
The school is presenting Pasquale's parents with a framed jersey after the first quarter, and his jersey will be painted on the field for the remainder of the season. UCLA head coach Jim Mora encouraged everyone who sees his family to give them a hug.
UCLA is also selling t-shirts with Pasquale's number, and all proceeds from the sales go to the Nick Pasquale Foundation. After beating Nebraska last weekend, Mora dedicated the win to Pasquale and his family, and before the game, Nebraska fans released blue and gold balloons in honor of Pasquale.
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