Jasper Howard, a starting cornerback on Connecticut's team, was stabbed early Sunday morning near the student union on campus and died a short time later at an area hospital.
There have been no arrests, and the assailant is believed to be at large.
Howard, left, a 5-foot-9, 174-pound junior from Miami Edison High, was coming off one of the best games of his career on Saturday against Louisville. He had 11 tackles and forced a fumble that he recovered, which led to a field goal in Connecticut's 34-25 victory.
Huskies coach Randy Edsall, is pictured above with senior captain Desi Cullen during a news conference on campus.