The Syracuse football squad needs to retire several more jerseys that have been eligible for a very long time. Here’s who has been wronged.
With the recent news of Syracuse football legend Tim Green finally getting his jersey retired, it got us thinking? Who else in Syracuse lore deserves to have their jersey hanging in the rafters?
Only six individuals have had (or will have in Green’s case) the honor of seeing their jersey hang from the top of the Carrier Dome:
- Larry Csonka (No. 39)
- John Mackey (No. 88)
- Donovan McNabb (No. 5)
- Don McPherson (No. 9)
- Joe Morris (No. 47)
- Tim Green (No. 72)
On top of those six individuals listed above, 25 different players have had the distinct honor of wearing the famed No. 44 jersey including but not limited too: Jim Brown, Floyd Little, and Ernie Davis.
Syracuse has been around for 129 years, that’s a long time, and we feel several Syracuse football legends have slipped through the cracks and deserve to be honored for their collegiate and pro accomplishments.
We dug through the history books, reviewed the tape, and we boiled our list down to the top 10 Syracuse football players who deserve to have their jerseys retired. Check out our list below and then share your thoughts! Do you agree? Disagree? Who got snubbed?