If you are a UConn Huskies football fan, y’all know the significance of the No. 6 uniform.

Jasper Howard MemorialIt was the uniform number of the late Jasper Howard who tragically lost his life in 2009 hours after a game against the Louisville Cardinals.

Over the years, his No. 6 has been worn by his closest friends on the team and for the past two seasons by Jhavon Williams, a Florida native like Howard. His spirit has lived on with the saying, “PLAY EACH PLAY LIKE IT’S THE LAST PLAY YOU WILL EVER PLAY.”

On Saturday at halftime of the game of the eventual win against the UCF Knights, a memorial with the No. 6 for Howard was unveiled.

Watch and listen below as Williams talks about the importance of wearing the No. 6

photo credit: ian bethune