Lamar Jackson To Have His College Football Jersey Retired

Published 10/16/2021, 9:57 PM EDT
FILE – In this Oct. 22, 2016, file photo, Louisville’s Lamar Jackson (8) attempts to avoid North Carolina State’s Tyrone Riley (95) during an NCAA college football game in Louisville, Ky. Louisville faces Boston College this week. The fifth-ranked Cardinals have the nation’s second-most productive offense. Next up is what, statistically, is the ACC’s best defense. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)


Lamar Jackson used to dominate college football invincibly. He made a legacy out of his years in college by winning the Heisman Trophy. And it all started during his days as a Louisville Cardinals quarterback sporting a No. 8 jersey; a jersey he wears even up to this day.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Louisville announced on Saturday that they have decided to retire the No. 8 jersey earlier worn by the now Ravens star quarterback, Lamar Jackson. And they will do so in a ceremony during their game against Syracuse.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Louisville is all praises for Lamar Jackson

“I feel like I won a Heisman again,” Jackson exclaimed as the school broke the news during a video announcement as the Ravens quarterback prepared to do media interviews in Baltimore.

DIVE DEEPER

Arizona Cardinals’ Newest Acquisition Zach Ertz Bids Tearful Adieu To Philadelphia Eagles

about 2 months ago

And so with the retirement of the No. 8 jersey of Jackson, he will join Johnny Unitas as the only players in Louisville to have their numbers retired.

“Lamar earned the Heisman and then the NFL MVP, and he’s not even 25 years old. Even more remarkable, he’s only getting better,” Louisville athletic director Vince Tyra said. he goes on to appreciate the spirit carried by the young quarterback, mentioning his humble approach to his teammates, coaches and staff members.

He further states, “We’re so proud to retire his number 8 for what he has accomplished so far but are equally excited about what’s to come.”

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Jackson, a college superstar

“We couldn’t ask for a better representative of our football program,” Louisville coach Scott Satterfield said. “Lamar’s influence goes far beyond our campus — he’s got this entire city behind him every day and we can’t wait to welcome him home.”

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Jackson will attend the ceremony in Louisville, as the Ravens will play against the Miami Dolphins that week. Being the youngest ever to claim the Heisman Trophy in 2016 at 19, followed by an NFL MVP honor in 2019. Jackson is a deserving player to receive such honors from his school.

DIVE DEEPER

Russell Wilson Return Date Revealed; Seattle Seahawks Place Him On Injury Reserve List

about 2 months ago

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

ADVERTISEMENT

Sauvik Banerjee

396 articles

Sauvik Banerjee is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Bachelor’s degree in English and Economics from Lucknow University, Sauvik combined his love for NFL and passion for writing to work for team ES. Sauvik has functioned as a content marketing intern at Kyari Innovations and had a brief stint with Knocksense Lucknow.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT