University of California, Los Angeles football player Nick Pasquale was fatally hit by a car in his hometown of San Clemente early Sunday morning, according to a statement released by UCLA. The 20-year-old redshirt freshman wide receiver was reportedly walking on Camino de Dos Mares between the 5 freeway and Calle Nuevo when a Mercedes hit and killed him. The driver did not appear to be driving under the influence and was not arrested or cited.

According to the UCLA statement, head football coach Jim Mora said, "Nick was an outstanding young man who had a positive impact on everyone who knew him. He was a great teammate who was loved and respected by his entire team."

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