MIAMI – A murdered UConn football player's teammates are gathering in Miami for his funeral.
The team arrived on four white buses for Jasper Howard's funeral Monday morning. Each man carried a single white rose, tied with a blue ribbon, as he walked into the church in Howard's hometown.
A viewing was held Sunday, a week after Howard was fatally stabbed outside a dance on Connecticut's campus. No one has been charged in his death.
Howard's teammates paid tribute to the cornerback at Saturday's game against West Virginia. Two UConn players carried his helmet and jersey before kickoff and both West Virginia and Connecticut players wore stickers on their helmets during the game. Connecticut players also held hands and bowed their heads for a moment of silence.