At Syracuse University, jersey No. 44 was worn by many standouts, including legendary players Jim Brows, Ernie Davis and Floyd Little. It was retired, honoring the great players that once donned the number for the Orange. But that all changed yesterday when the University decided to reinstate the number.
While some were OK with the decision, former QB Donovan McNabb, who had his jersey number No. 5 retired in 2013, was not happy with this decision. He took to Twitter to voice his opinion:
It bothers me to see the decision being made by my alma mater to u retire the legendary 44. The great RBs who wore the number put SU on the— Donovan McNabb (@donovanjmcnabb) May 20, 2015
Map. What message are we sending across college football and to the football world that it's ok to un retire such history that was so strong— Donovan McNabb (@donovanjmcnabb) May 20, 2015
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