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Coppell Football Player Remembered at Game



    The Coppell Cowboys and their fans honored a football player who died at Possum Kingdom Lake as a "hybrid, legend and guardian angel." (Published Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012)

    A 17-year-old Coppell High School football player who died at Possum Kingdom Lake was remembered at Friday night's game.

    The Coppell Cowboys beat the Flower Mound Jaguars, but football wasn't the only thing on their mind.

    A moment of silence was held in Jacob Logan's honor. Teammates wore his number on their helmets, and fans wore blue ribbons. Friends said it was Logan's favorite color and the color of his favorite college team.

    Coppell students also wore T-shirts describing Logan as a "hybrid, legend and guardian angel."

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    "Hybrid because he's really good at offense and defense -- one of only players that was really good at both -- legend because he's a legend, obviously, and guardian angel because he's the guardian angel for Coppell," sophomore Connor Galloway said.

    Search teams found Logan's in Possum Kingdom Lake late Thursday night. He never resurfaced after cliff diving at the lake on Sunday afternoon.

    Heavy hearts at Coppell High School on Friday

    Classmates said Logan was gone but not forgotten.

    “We know he was definitely a legend in our town, and we can represent him,” sophomore Preston Ward said.

    Students remembered the football star in many ways, including with T-shirts with his name and No. 21 jersey number on the back.

    “It was really hard, because you really had to accept it, because you could kind of put it off until they found his body,” said James Clifford, a friend since first grade.

    Seach crews found Logan's body at the base of a cliff in about 64 feet of water at 9:21 p.m. Thursday. Friends said it was a significant number that makes up a final connection to Logan.

    "Nine-twenty-one; on the military clock, the 9:21 [p.m.] -- it’s 21:21," Ward said. "We all thought it was amazing. God had this plan the whole time."

    A tribute to No. 21 Logan is posted on YouTube with footage of the receiver suited up and ready to play.

    Students had planned a balloon release at the game, but it was canceled. Buck Peterson, booster club president, said they hope to do it at next Friday’s home game.

    Friday night's game was the team's first without Logan.

    “We all know now that he’s not with us," Ward said. "Whether it’s on the field or in school, he’s definitely our guardian angel up in heaven looking over us. He’s going to be with us the whole way."

    A spokeswoman for Logan’s family said that “the family is grieving and asking for privacy."