UK's Stoops to give game winning ball to the family of Marco Shemwell

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LEXINGTON (WBKO) -- After the Kentucky Wildcat's big win yesterday, head football coach Mark Stoops said he plans to give the game-winning ball to the family of Marco Shemwell.

The four-year-old died Monday at Kentucky Children's Hospital, two days after being hit by an alleged drunk driver on Cooper Drive near Kroger Field during a UK football game.

In his post-game comments, Coach Stoops closed the interview saying, "I'm glad we played good for Marco and the Shemwell family. We're going to bring this game ball to them tomorrow for Marco and the Shemwell family, and I'm so glad that we played well in honor of him and that family."

Marco Shemwell's visitation was today, and he will be laid to rest at 12 p.m. Monday at Calvary Christian Church in Winchester. Coach Stoops and the UK Football Team will be the honorary pallbearers, along with members of UK Police and UK HealthCare.

WKYT contributed to this report.