Tragic news out of Los Angeles, where a coroner confirmed Sunday morning that UCLA walk-on wide receiver Nick Pasquale was killed after being struck by a vehicle in San Clemente this weekend, as Ryan Kartje of the Orange County Register reports.
A redshirt freshman, Pasquale was from San Clemente and had been given the nickname "Pacman." He attended a football game at his alma mater Friday night, and was reportedly walking home from a party early Sunday morning when he was struck by a vehicle and killed.
Two cars were reportedly driving in tandem down the road, and one struck Pasquale, the San Clemente Times reports. It is currently unknown if the drivers are in custody, but police believe alcohol was not a factor in the incident.
News started to reach his Bruin teammates Sunday.
R.I.P. Pasquale imma miss you bro .... Life is to short man I swear— SIMON GOINES (@goines_simon) September 8, 2013
@goines_simon we owe our season to him.— Dietrich Riley (@DietrichRiley) September 8, 2013
@goines_simon took every snap on the scout team. Never complained— Dietrich Riley (@DietrichRiley) September 8, 2013
Love you PACMAN. Brother for life. Bruin for Life. #RIP #36— Xavier Su'a-Filo (@HughJundies_) September 8, 2013
The definition of a true team player. Came to practice every day ready to work and give his all for his teammates. Miss you PACman— Xavier Su'a-Filo (@HughJundies_) September 8, 2013
Can't believe what I'm hearing right now. Sad sad day. R.i.p. Nick Pasquale #36— Daniel G Eaton (@Ucla_Eaton88) September 8, 2013
R.i.p Nick Pasquale died last night number 36 on our team hard working kid !Just be thankful everyday you wake up and you're still breathing— Priest Willis Jr. (@pwillisjr3) September 8, 2013
We will keep you updated as more details emerge, and please keep Pasquale's family in your thoughts.