Celebration of life for JoJo Nicolas

  • Abner Davis, 30, of Jacksonville, left, weeps as he leans on his brother Elliot Davis, 44, of Homestead, during the funeral for their younger brother JoJo Nicolas on Saturday, March 8, 2014 in Miami. JoJo Nicolas, 24, was a former University of Miami football player and a former New York Giants rookie free agent. He died Feb. 26, 2014, one day after he was injured in a car crash on the MacArthur Causeway. More than 300 friends and family, former coaches and teammates attended a celebration of Nicols's life at Glendale Missionary Baptist Church. MARSHA HALPER / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Mourners stand as the casket of JoJo Nicolas is wheeled out of the sanctuary at Glendale Missionary Baptist Church on Saturday March 8, 2014. More than 300 family and friends, former teammates and coaches attended the celebration of life for Nicolas, 24, who died Feb. 26, 2014, one day after he was injured in a car crash on the MacArthur Causeway. MARSHA HALPER / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • University of Miami Hurricanes head football coach Al Golden appears somber at the celebration of life for former player JoJo Nicolas on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Glendale Missionary Baptist Church in Miami. Nicolas, 24, also a former New York Giants rookie free agent, died Feb. 26, 2014, one day after he was injured in a car crash on the MacArthur Causeway. More than 300 friends and family, former coaches and teammates attended his funeral. MARSHA HALPER / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • JoJo Nicolas's 5-month-old son, Jayden, is lovingly held by his uncles (Nicolas's brothers) Elliot Davis, 44, of Homestead, left, and Abner Davis, 30, of Jacksonville, during a funeral for the former UM football player on on Saturday, March 8, 2014 in Miami. JoJo Nicolas, 24, was a former Hurricane and a former New York Giants rookie free agent. He died Feb. 26, 2014, one day after he was injured in a car crash on the MacArthur Causeway. More than 300 friends and family, former coaches and teammates attended a celebration of Nicols's life at Glendale Missionary Baptist Church. MARSHA HALPER / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Antrel Rolle, a former UM football player, commissioned this painting, which he planned to give to the family of former Hurricane JoJo Nicolas, also a former New York Giants rookie free agent. Nicolas, 24, died Feb. 26, 2014, one day after he was injured in a car crash on the MacArthur Causeway. The painting was displayed during the celebration of life for Nicolas on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Glendale Missionary Baptist Church in Miami. MARSHA HALPER / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Former University of Miami football player JoJo Nicolas's father, Josselet Nicolas, left center, and mother, Sharon Grant, right center, face their son's casket at Glendale Missionary Baptist Church in Miami on Saturday, March 9, 2014. JoJo Nicolas, 24, was lovingly remembered at a celebration of his life, attended by more than 300 friends and family. He died Feb. 26, 2014, a day after he was injured in a car crash on the MacArthur Causeway. MARSHA HALPER / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • University of Miami football teammates and officials stand as they are recognized as the "UM Family" of JoJo Nicolas, a former UM football player who died Feb. 26, 2014 after being injured in a car crash one day earlier. The family-at-large members include Matt Bosher, left, an Atlanta Falcons punter who was one of Nicolas's Hurricanes teammates, and UM chaplain Steve Caldwell, second from left, who remembered Nicolas as "the quiet storm." More than 300 attended a celebration of Nicolas's life on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Glendale Missionary Baptist Church in Miami. MARSHA HALPER / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Jenna Gunter sings during the celebration of life for JoJo Nicolas on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Glendale Missionary Baptist Church in Miami. Nicolas, 24, a former UM football player and a former New York Giants rookie free agent, died Feb. 26, 2014, one day after he was injured in a car crash on the MacArthur Causeway. More than 300 friends and family, former coaches and teammates attended the funeral. MARSHA HALPER / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Antrel Rolle, a former UM football player, remembers his friend, former Hurricane JoJo Nicolas, after a celebration of life for Nicolas on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Glendale Missionary Baptist Church in Miami. Rolle had a painting commissioned to portray Nicolas as a Hurricane and a New York Giants, where Nicolas was at one time a rookie free agent. Nicolas, 24, died Feb. 26, 2014, one day after he was injured in a car crash on the MacArthur Causeway. MARSHA HALPER / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • During a celebration of life for former University of Miami football player JoJo Nicolas, Kareem Brown stands and raises his hands as a eulogy is delivered, on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Glendale Missionary Baptist Church in Miami. Brown also was a Hurricane, though not at the same time as Nicolas. Nicolas, 24, also a former New York Giants rookie free agent, died Feb. 26, 2014, one day after he was injured in a car crash on the MacArthur Causeway. More than 300 friends and family, former coaches and teammates attended his funeral. MARSHA HALPER / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Pastor Walter Horn Jr. delivers a heartfelt eulogy of his nephew, former UM football player JoJo Nicolas, on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Glendale Missionary Baptist Church in Miami. Nicolas, 24, also a former New York Giants rookie free agent, died Feb. 26, 2014, one day after he was injured in a car crash on the MacArthur Causeway. More than 300 friends and family, former coaches and teammates attended the celebration of life. MARSHA HALPER / MIAMI HERALD STAFF