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When Brandon Williams arrived on Buffalo’s campus in the fall of 2014, Solomon Jackson took him under his wing. “He showed me around Buffalo,” Williams said. “He took me around campus and there were times when I needed a place to sleep, he let me sleep on his couch. He was a great leader. He taught me how to be a Buffalo Bull.” Williams will carry his former teammate…

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As the game clock ran down to zero and the University at Buffalo clinched bowl eligibility, UB coach Lance Leipold thought about his player that wasn't gleefully leaping on the sideline with him. UB defensive end Solomon Jackson died suddenly in 2016 following an offseason workout. His memory is draped all over the program. Jackson's No. 41 is painted on the field and w…

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Senior linebacker Jarrett Franklin has received the honor of wearing No. 41 for the University at Buffalo football team this season. No. 41 was worn by defensive end Solomon Jackson, who died after a heart-related collapse during a conditioning workout in February 2016. UB coach Lance Leipold started a tradition last year of awarding Jackson’s number to one player each …