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Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr (4) watches from the sidelines against San Jose State during the second half of a game on Friday, Nov. 29, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
South Squad quarterback Derek Carr of Fresno State (4) throws on the run during Senior Bowl practice at Fairhope Municipal Stadium, Jan. 20, in Fairhope, Ala. (AP Photo/G.M. Andrews)
Clemson's Sammy Watkins, top, pulls in a third-quarter touchdown as Ohio State's Doran Grant defends in the Discover Orange Bowl at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla., on Jan. 3. (Charles Trainor Jr./Miami Herald/MCT)
Auburn's Tre Mason heads into the end zone for a touchdown run during the second half of the BCS National Championship game against Florida State Jan. 6, in Pasadena. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Sitting in chairs on the gym floor where Akron’s best basketball player learned the game, they came to honor the memory of Akron’s second-best basketball player — and one of its all-time nicest people.