The name thread caused me to remember Zia. He was a promising young defensive back. Fifteen years ago last week his career came to an end versus Penn State.
I'm on the west coast and got to see the beginning of the game, this clip shows a replay but not in real time. When Zia went limp and didn't get up, a teammate went over to try and pick him up. Seeing his limp body hanging there was one of the most shocking images of Michigan football I have seared into my memory.
I found this great update from MaizenBrew from a few years ago. Given the 15 year anniversarry and the fact it was against Penn State, it seemed worthy of recognition for Mr. Combs and his life beyond football.