SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (KTLA) — Nick Pasquale, a wide receiver on UCLA’s football team, was struck and killed by a car Sunday morning in San Clemente, authorities said.
Pasquale was walking in a neighborhood street when he was hit by the car, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.
The 20-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, the sheriff’s department said.
Pasquale was a walk-on receiver, who made his first appearance with the Bruins in a 58-20 victory over Nevada on Aug. 31.
“This is a tragic loss,” UCLA Coach Jim Mora said. “Nick was an outstanding young man who had a positive impact on everyone who knew him. He was a great teammate who was loved and respected by his entire team. Our thoughts are with the Pasquale family.”
Green Bay Packer and former Bruin, Datone Jones, tweeted, “Rip to my UCLA brother Nick Pasquale you will be missed love you bro.”
A memorial fund designed to help athletes has been set up in honor of Nick Pasquale. Click here to link to the foundation’s webpage.