Utah Utes running back Zack Moss (2) leaves the field after the Pac-12 championship game against Oregon on Friday December 6, 2019 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. (Steve Griffin, Deseret News)
(Steve Griffin, Deseret News)
SALT LAKE CITY Zack Moss, former Utah and current Bills running back, announced his intention to auction a pair of game-worn cleats to raise money for the Ty Jordan and Aaron Lowe Memorial Scholarship Fund. Since moving to the NFL, Moss has continually strived to give back to the city of Salt Lake City to showcase his time with the Utes. Last year, Moss focused on raising funds for the Utah Food Bank.
How to enter
Moss’ contest for the cleats revolves around his Instagram page, where he has a link to buy raffle tickets. Money raised from the tickets will be used for Utah Football’s Memorial Scholarship for fallen brothers Ty Jordan and Aaron Lowe. The link is in Moss’ Instagram bio.
Moss has a direct connection to Aaron Lowe, who was a freshman during Moss’ 2019 senior season. Lowe was shockingly gunned down at a house party on Sept. 26 following the Utes’ victory over Washington State in 2021. Lowe’s tragic death came on the heel of an earlier heartbreak for Utah, which lost breakout freshman running back Ty Jordan to an accidental gunshot wound on Christmas night 2020. Jordan appeared to be the Utes’ answer to replace dynamic Moss until he was taken away way too soon.
Both Jordan and Lowe wore number 22. Lowe originally wore number 2 like Moss, but changed his number for the 2021 season to honor his fallen friend. Jordan and Lowe both grew up in Mesquite, Texas, and Lowe was a big reason for Jordan’s involvement with the Utes. After Lowe’s death, Utah retired the number 22, the first time in the football program’s history that a number was retired.
The Ty Jordan and Aaron Lowe Memorial Scholarship is awarded to an athlete on the Utes football team who best embodies the infectious optimism, big smiles and hard work of Jordan and Lowes on the football field. Lowe was the first recipient of the scholarship in 2021. Moss’ efforts will go a long way in helping her legacy live on through the scholarship.