YPSILANTI, Mich. (WXYZ) - Each player of the Eastern Michigan University Football Team wore the number 2 on their helmets, Saturday afternoon, at their home game against Ohio University as the university honored wide receiver DeMarius Reed, who was found dead inside his Ypsilanti apartment Friday morning.
According to police, he was shot to death and his body was later found by his roommate.
Before the game began, there was a moment of silence for the 20-year-old junior.
The absence of EMU Football’s number 2 jersey on the field draped a somber mood at times over the field. Some players and coaching staff wore Reed’s number on black arm bands, some had the number 2 shaved in their heads.
It was clear the man who many called “the life of the locker room,” will be missed.
“I think it would be good if they just honor his memory, his contribution to the team, and as student at the school,” said senior John Hibbits.
Many fans told 7 Action News their hearts are with his family.
“We’re really praying for them,” said senior Raymond Frisbie.
Reed’s death is under investigation and suspect has not been named in this case. Anyone with information on his murder is asked to call Ypsilanti Police.
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