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Utah Football Officially Retires Number 22 In Honor Of Ty Jordan, Aaron Lowe

Oct 30, 2021, 9:17 PM

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(Photo courtesy of Evan Jones, Utah Athletics)

(Photo courtesy of Evan Jones, Utah Athletics)

SALT LAKE CITY – The University of Utah football program has officially retired number 22 in honor of Ty Jordan and Aaron Lowe on Saturday.

It’s the first number in Utah football history that has been retired. They retired the number with a ceremony that took place between the first and second quarter.

The ceremony featured a tribute video that had messages from many of the Utah football players and coaching staff.

Jordan was killed on Christmas night in 2020 in Denton, Texas, where he suffered an accidental gunshot wound. Lowe was best friends with Jordan as they both attended the same high school in Mesquite, Texas. The Utah defensive back was one of the main reasons that Jordan decided to attend the university after de-committing from Texas.

During this past offseason, Lowe switched his number from 2 to 22 to honor Jordan. He was also the first recipient of the Ty Jordan Memorial Scholarship.

Lowe was tragically shot and killed at a house party in Sugarhouse early in the morning of Sunday, September 26.

Trevor Allen is a Utah Utes Insider for KSLSports.com, Co-Host of Faith, Family and Football podcast with Clark Phillips III and host of the Crimson Corner podcast. Follow him on Twitter: @TrevorASports.

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