Hurricanes football team to honor Fernandez with helmet sticker

Team will wear stickers Saturday vs. Georgia Tech


CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The Miami Hurricanes football team will honor late Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez on Saturday.

The team will wear a helmet sticker with Fernandez's initials and his 16 jersey number when they face Georgia Tech at noon in Atlanta.

Despite emigrating to the United States as a teen and not moving to South Florida until he began pitching in the majors, Fernandez became a big Miami Hurricanes fan.

The university tweeted out a picture of the helmet sticker saying "This past Sunday, we lost a big piece of our community.  Tomorrow, we honor his memory. #JDF16"