University of Miami Mourns Death of Former Football Player Jojo Nicolas

Jojo Nicolas died Wednesday after getting into a car crash early Tuesday.

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    Former University of Miami football player JoJo Nicolas has died, a day after he was critically injured in Tuesday's violent wreck on the MacArthur Causeway, one of his brothers said Wednesday night. (Published Wednesday, Feb 26, 2014)

    The University of Miami is mourning the loss of one of its former football players.

    Former Hurricanes defensive back Jojo Nicolas died Wednesday after getting into a car crash early Tuesday on a Miami Beach highway.

    Social Media Reaction on Former UM Star JoJo Nicolas Being Critically Injured in Crash

    [MI] Social Media Reaction on Former UM Star JoJo Nicolas Being Critically Injured in Crash
    Former University of Miami football star JoJo Nicolas was critically injured in a violent crash on the MacArthur Causeway Tuesday morning. Twitter users have been tweeting their support for Nicolas. NBC 6's Ari Odzer reports. (Published Tuesday, Feb 25, 2014)

    Nicolas played for the Hurricanes from 2007 to 2011, when he graduated. He signed as an undrafted free agent with the New York Giants in 2012.

    In a statement, Miami Athletic Director Blake James said Nicolas "will forever be a part of the U."

    Former UM Player Critically Injured in Violent Crash on MacArthur Causeway

    [MI] Former UM Player Critically Injured in Violent Crash on MacArthur Causeway
    Former University of Miami football star JoJo Nicolas was critically injured in a violent crash on the MacArthur Causeway Tuesday morning, Miami Beach Police said. (Published Tuesday, Feb 25, 2014)

    Football coach Al Golden said that everyone who knew, coached and played alongside Nicolas will forever carry his memory.

    Police say Nicolas was heading away from South Beach when his car rear-ended a tractor-trailer. Nicolas had been celebrating at a club ahead of his March 3 birthday.