University of Miami Mourns Death of Former Football Player Jojo Nicolas

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

Thursday, Feb 27, 2014  |  Updated 10:20 AM EDT
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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.

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.

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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.

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.
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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.

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."

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.

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