UCLA honors lost freshman wide receiver Nick Pasquale at Rose Bowl

In its first home game since the death of redshirt freshman wide receiver Nick Pasquale, UCLA held a moment of silence in his memory before Saturday's game against New Mexico State.




Plus, as fans entered the stadium, 40,000  received UCLA blue towels to wave with Pasquale's No. 36 in the middle. Pasquale was killed Sept. 8 when he was hit by a car while walking across the street.




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.


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Members of the UCLA team cheer after a moment of silence for UCLA wide receiver Nick Pasquale before an NCAA college football game against New Mexico State Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, in Pasadena, Calif. Pasquale was struck and killed by a car Sept. 8 in San Clemente, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

New Mexico State v UCLA

PASADENA, CA - SEPTEMBER 21: (L-R) Mel Pasquale holds up the framed jersey of his son Nick Pasquale #36 as the UCLA Bruins honor his memory during the first quarter break against the New Mexico State Aggies at the Rose Bowl on September 21, 2013 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Don Liebig-Pool/Getty Images)

A t-shirt sits on the field honoring UCLA wide receiver Nick Pasquale before an NCAA college football game against New Mexico State Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, in Pasadena, Calif. Pasquale was struck and killed by a car Sunday, Sept. 8, in San Clemente, Calif

A t-shirt sits on the field honoring UCLA wide receiver Nick Pasquale before an NCAA college football game against New Mexico State Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, in Pasadena, Calif. Pasquale was struck and killed by a car Sunday, Sept. 8, in San Clemente, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

New Mexico State v UCLA

PASADENA, CA - SEPTEMBER 21: (L-R) Head Coach Jim Mora Jr. of the UCLA Bruins honors the memory of Nick Pasquale #36 with his brother A.J Pasquale, mother Laurie Pasquale, father Mel Pasquale and UCLA Athletic Director Dan Guerrero during the first quarter break against the New Mexico State Aggies at the Rose Bowl on September 21, 2013 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Don Liebig-Pool/Getty Images)

Eric Hurd, a member of the equipment staff, stops at an on-field memorial for UCLA wide receiver Nick Pasquale before an NCAA college football game between UCLA and New Mexico State on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 in Pasadena, Calif. Pasquale was struck and killed by a car Sept. 8 in San Clemente, Calif

Eric Hurd, a member of the equipment staff, stops at an on-field memorial for UCLA wide receiver Nick Pasquale before an NCAA college football game between UCLA and New Mexico State on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 in Pasadena, Calif. Pasquale was struck and killed by a car Sept. 8 in San Clemente, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Members of the UCLA team stop at an on-field memorial for UCLA wide receiver Nick Pasquale before an NCAA college football game against New Mexico State, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 in Pasadena, Calif. Pasquale was struck and killed by a car Sept. 8, in San Clemente, Calif

Members of the UCLA team stop at an on-field memorial for UCLA wide receiver Nick Pasquale before an NCAA college football game against New Mexico State, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 in Pasadena, Calif. Pasquale was struck and killed by a car Sept. 8, in San Clemente, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)