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Funeral service held for former UM player killed in crash

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JoJo Nicolas JoJo Nicolas
Friends and family attending Nicolas' funeral service Friends and family attending Nicolas' funeral service
Abner Davis, Nicolas' older brother Abner Davis, Nicolas' older brother

SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. (WSVN) -- Family and friends bid a final farewell to a former University of Miami football player.

The service for JoJo Nicolas took place at the Glendale Missionary Baptist Church in Southwest Miami-Dade, Saturday. Miami Hurricanes head coach Al Golden joined former teammates and family inside saying goodbye.

Abner Davis, Nicolas' older brother, acknowledged a silver lining on this very dark cloud. "We lost a brother, but we gained so many other family members," he said. "Our family just became extremely huge with the loss of our brother because of how many people he impacted."

JoJo died Feb. 26, one day after crashing his car into the back of an 18-wheeler on the MacArthur Causeway. He was leaving Miami Beach after an early morning birthday celebration.

Davis took the opportunity to highlight the outpouring of support his family has received. "My heart is broken, our heart is broken, but we continue to be proud and filled with joy from all of the love that we're receiving."

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