Remembering Jasper Howard, Two Years Later

By | October 19, 2011

The University of Connecticut recalls the untimely death of one of its athletes two years ago, when 20-year-old UConn football player Jasper Howard was fatally stabbed after a campus party.

Hartford Courant sports writer Desmond Conner noted the Jasper anniversary in a blog post. Conner’s report includes a picture of the Howard tribute in the lobby at the Burton Family Football Complex.

Two Years Later, Today The Sad Anniversary Of Jasper Howard’s Death – UConn Huskies Football Blog | Hartford Courant | Desmond Conner

Today marks the second anniversary of the death of UConn cornerback Jasper "Jazz" Howard tragically, senselessly and needlessly killed at a party on campus. He was a good, respectful kid who wanted nothing more than to take care of his family, fiancée and baby girl.

Followers of UConn Athletics official Twitter account widely shared its Howard tribute of “Live 365”
In Memory of Jasper T. Howard – Jazz – Remembering #6 today. Live 365. #UConnFootball
October 18, 2011

John Lomax III, 22, of Bloomfield, Conn., the man who fatally stabbed Howard, was sentenced to 18 years in prison in April 2011.

UConn football player’s killer gets 18-year term

VERNON, Conn. — The man who fatally stabbed University of Connecticut football player Jasper Howard during an on-campus fight in 2009 tearfully apologized to Howard’s family Friday as he was sentenced to 18 years in prison. John Lomax III, dressed in an orange prison jumpsuit with his hands and feet shackled, sobbed loudly as he told Howard’s family that he regretted what he did.

Two UConn football players hold up slain teammate Jasper Howard’s jersey and helmet as they run on the field before the WVU vs. UConn game on Oct. 24, 2009 at Milan Puskar Stadium.

Archived video from the October 2009 candlelight vigil for Jasper Howard on the Storrs campus after the UConn football player’s death.

Jasper Howard candlelight vigil at UConn 10/21/2009.
Photo by Jeremy Pollack on flickr

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