BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Teammates and friends are honoring a Bishop Timon High School football player who was shot and killed over the summer.
From holding two fingers in the air to “two” decals on helmets, Friday night’s game was all about honoring Paul Humphrey.
“You know before every game I tell the kids to play with emotion but don’t play emotional. That’s going to be a challenge tonight,” says head coach Joe Licota.
Humphrey was shot and killed in Buffalo back in July.
The 17-year-old played football at Bishop Timon and wore the number two.
At the first game of the season on Friday, Humphrey’s number was worn by another player. Every week of the season a new player will wear the number in his honor.
“It’s an awesome honor for that specific kid for working hard in practice, epitomizing what Paul stood for. And I think it’s a great idea and I think the kids are going to play inspired football the night that they get to wear number two.”
The next time Bishop Timon will take the field is next Friday at their home opener.
The head coach says he hopes everybody comes out to celebrate Humphrey’s life with a special pregame ceremony.
Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call Buffalo police at (716) 847-2255.