The first home game between CSU and Idaho was held during Keli McGregor Day, a very emotional one for his family.
Several family members spoke Saturday, saying he was an inspiration to his family and the people around him.
"My dad was so amazing that people would want to honor him and would be willing to do this cause this doesn't happen very often," McGregor's 14-year-old daughter, Landri, said.
Taylor, McGregor's 17-year-old daughter spoke of his dad's positive influence on other people.
"To me it shows the effect dad had on this program and that's just really inspiring to me and to a lot of other people," Taylor said. "He always said that people remembered him for his stature. But give them a reason to look up to you without the stature, your character and other abilities, and I think that he did that."
McGregor's older sister, Tami McGregor, also spoke at the event.
"It says everything we already knew. He meant everything to this school that he meant to our family. We saw that guy and it's gonna be a really big hole for our family, as well as for the Rockies and Denver and Colorado and everybody," Tami McGregor said.
McGregor's older sister, Cindi Post, added, "He was what we all set the standard to want to live our life like," she said. "We always felt a little bit short, but we're really proud to call him our brother."
The family got standing ovations from his fans.
McGregor will be with the football team all season long as they recognize him by wearing his Number 88 on their helmets.
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