EXPIRED: 10/18/09 – Jasper Howard, 20, was Connecticut Huskies starting cornerback, who yesterday had a solid performance in the Huskies 38-25 win over Louisville. He had 11 tackles and also forced a fumble and recovered it in the third quarter. That led to a 30-yard field goal.
Lots to celebrate last night at a dance on campus.
But something went wrong along the way and following an altercation after the dance, Howard was stabbed to death on the University of Connecticut campus early this morning.
Howard often talked about his tough time growing up in Miami. His mother, Joangila worked many jobs to support him and his sisters including one, Jasmine, who is afflicted with meningitis.
Howard, the first in his family to go to college, also often talked about his dream of making it professionally so that he could support his family.
He was well on his way.