The University of Utah football team has kept the memories of Ty Jordan and Aaron Lowe close to their hearts all season.
On Friday, the Utes will honor their late teammates with a special helmet.
A “22 Forever” logo with Jordan’s and Lowe’s initials will replace the Utah logo on the Utes’ helmets, the team revealed on Thursday morning.
Jordan, the Utes’ star freshman running back last season, died of an accidental, self-inflicted gunshot wound on Dec. 25, 2020.
Lowe, Jordan’s friend and high school teammate, changed numbers this season, wearing Jordan’s No. 22 in tribute, before tragedy struck again. Lowe was shot and killed at a Sugar House party in September.
The No. 22 was formally retired by the program earlier this year.
Utah (8-3) closes out conference play when it hosts Colorado on Friday at 2 p.m. The No. 16 Utes have already clinched a spot in the Pac-12 championship game on Dec. 3 in Las Vegas.