Utah Football Team To Honor Ty Jordan With Trip To End Zone
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Celebration of Life for Utah football running back Ty Jordan will feature his teammates taking one last trip into the end zone with him.
According to Golden Gate Funeral Home owner John Beckwith, Ty Jordan will be in full uniform and the Utah football team will carry his casket into the end zone one last time at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, home of the Dallas Cowboys.
“Ty is in his complete football uniform. His top, bottom, as well as his cleats,” said John Beckwith. “And what we’re gonna do is have his football team take him into the end zone one last time.”
Fox4 News in Dallas did a report on the day of Jordan’s viewing on Tuesday. They said that the entire football team will be at the services on Wednesday.
Jordan died on Christmas night in Denton, Texas near his hometown to an accidental self-inflicted gun shot wound.
Utah Athletics started the Ty Jordan Memorial Scholarship on Tuesday morning. The first gift to the scholarship fund will be made by head coach Kyle Whittingham and his wife Jamie, donating $100,000.
The Mesquite, Texas native ran for 597 yards and 6 touchdowns in his first season with the Utes. Jordan was named Pac-12 Offensive Freshman of the Year, earned Associated Press Newcomer of the Year and was named a Freshman All-American by 247Sports.