UCLA Bruins run unique first play to honor Nick Pasquale

Sep 21, 2013; Pasadena, CA, USA; UCLA Bruins player stand for a moment of silence in honor of Nick Pasquale before the game against the New Mexico State Aggies at the Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

The UCLA Bruins are facing the Aggies of New Mexico State tonight. The outcome of the game sometimes takes a back seat when something tragic has happened. That was the case tonight when UCLA ran their first offensive play with 10 players on the field to honor Nick Pasquale, the UCLA freshman football player that tragically lost his life a few weeks ago after being struck by a vehicle while crossing a street.



Pasquale was a redshirt freshman that everyone on the team affectionately referred to as Pac-Man.

He played scout team last year and was able to see some action in the Bruins opening season victory against Nevada this season.

An extremely sad situation that the entire Bruin community has endured and tonight they were able to remember Pasquale on the field in a very sentimental moment. When things like this happen it serves as a reminder that some things are bigger than sports and really puts into perspective all of our cheering and support for our favorite teams. My thoughts and prayers go out to UCLA tonight as they proceed through the healing process.

Topics: NCAA Football, New Mexico State Aggies, Nick Pasquale, UCLA Bruins

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