University of Miami Mourns Footballer Jojo Nicolas on Twitter
The University of Miami community was saddened to hear that former football player Jojo Nicolas died around 5 p.m. Wednesday after a horrific crash involving a semi-trailer truck on the MacArthur Causeway Tuesday. Fans, students, and Nicolas' former teammates took to Twitter to send their prayers and communicate their grief.
A social media trail shows that Nicolas and his brother Abner Davis had been pre-celebrating Nicolas' 25th birthday (on March 3) at Mansion Nightclub in South Beach. Before the crash, Davis' Twitter was filled with anticipatory statements of your typical club night, and after the crash, he was heartbroken.
Brandon Washington was an offensive linesman for UM while Nicolas was there. He is currently playing with the St. Louis Rams.
Chris Yandle serves as the University of Miami's primary football contact and oversees the athletics communication office:
Brad Kaaya is a recruit who signed with UM football earlier this month:
Various UM social media accounts reflected mourning.
Miami Herald UM Football beat writer Manny Navarro remembers other 'Canes who passed before Nicolas.
The background on Abner Davis's Twitter page is currently a photo of Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly from the movie Step Brothers.
I can't let him see me cry.— TUCK the HUMAN (@2Tuckz) February 27, 2014
And Jojo Nicolas' Twitter reflects a proud Hurricane who posted plenty of #tbt posts from his days on the field, and photos of his attendance to games at SunLife Stadium.
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