Afterwards, a photo of the wide receiver was tweeted of him holding the picture with the hashtag #GiantsForJustin," according to Time Warner Cable News, Hudson Valley.
The 20-year-old was the victim of a homicide at a New Year's house party on Paddock Drive in the town of Crawford in Orange County.
Justin Speights, a former scholar-athlete at Pine Bush High School, was stabbed to death after he tried to break up a fight at a party of between approximately 80 and 100 current Pine Bush students and graduates, according to police.
Speights, a Town of Wallkill resident, was a tight end/defensive end for Pine Bush HS who graduated in 2014.
See the Time Warner Cable News, Hudson Valley story here.
See more here on the Daily Voice.
Click here to follow Daily Voice Northwest Dutchess and receive free news updates.