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Utes grounds crew honors late Ty Jordan on Utah campus

Ty Jordan honored
Posted at 2:21 PM, Dec 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-30 16:21:42-05

SALT LAKE CITY — The grounds crew at the University of Utah has honored the late Ty Jordan by painting the running back's number outside the school's football facility.

Jordan died Christmas night after he was accidentally shot in the abdomen while home in Texas.

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After playing just five games for the Utes, Jordan was named the Pac-12 Offensive Freshman of the Year with 597 yard rushing and six touchdowns.

Ty Jordan Memorial

Jordan's #22 is encircled by a heart as it sits on the ground in front of a makeshift memorial at the Spence and Cleone Eccles Football Center on campus.