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Slain Utah football player remembered for optimism, kindness – Cache Valley Daily

Utah players and coaches observe a moment of silence in honor of slain teammate Aaron Lowe before an NCAA college football game against Southern California Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) MESQUITE, Texas (AP) — Utah football player Aaron Lowe was remembered as an optimist, role model and friend at his funeral Monday, and coach Kyle Whittingham announced the school would retire Lowe’s number and establish a scholarship in his name. Lowe’s coaches and teammates, Utah athletic staff and the university president traveled from Salt Lake City to attend the service at Family Cathedral of Praise in Lowe’s hometown east of Dallas. Inside the casket, Lowe’s body was adorned in a white football uniform, including cleats, and a football was placed in his hands. Lowe, 21, was fatally shot Sept. 26 in Salt Lake City, hours after a win over Washington State and nine months after Utes running back Ty Jordan died in an accidental shooting on Christmas night 2020. Lowe and Jordan were friends and football teammates at West Mesquite High before they went to Utah. Lowe switched his jersey number to Jordan’s No. 22 this season and was the first recipient of a

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