Charlotte Ray (left) and Emmitt Ray sit in front of a picture of their son Jason Ray in his mascot costume at the Smith Center. Jason Ray played Rameses, the UNC mascot, at sporting events for three years during his collegiate career. Jason Ray was killed when he was accidentally run over by a car in New Jersey in 2007.
Charlotte Ray (left) and Emmitt Ray sit in front of a picture of their son Jason Ray in his mascot costume at the Smith Center. Jason Ray played Rameses, the UNC mascot, at sporting events for three years during his collegiate career. Jason Ray was killed when he was accidentally run over by a car in New Jersey in 2007. sfowler@charlotteobserver.com Scott Fowler
Charlotte Ray (left) and Emmitt Ray sit in front of a picture of their son Jason Ray in his mascot costume at the Smith Center. Jason Ray played Rameses, the UNC mascot, at sporting events for three years during his collegiate career. Jason Ray was killed when he was accidentally run over by a car in New Jersey in 2007. sfowler@charlotteobserver.com Scott Fowler

UNC mascot Jason Ray died 10 years ago, but his parents assure his spirit lives on

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