They didn't call him "Ace" for nothing. Asaph Schwapp was a stellar football player and even better young man who was emerging as a leader in Greater Hartford. His death Wednesday at age 26 from non-
Mr. Schwapp was handed nothing. He was born to a determined and religious single mother who died, also of cancer, when he was 9. But he was raised so very well by his uncle and aunt, Clarke and Loretta King, and became a standout football player and National Honor Society student at Weaver High School.
He won a scholarship to the
As for former Notre Dame teammates, Kyle McCarthy's comments were typical: "A lot of people exaggerate when they talk about someone who has passed away, but I truly believe Ace is one of the best people I've ever had the pleasure of knowing. Without a doubt, I'm a better person from knowing him."