WATCH: Louisville Retires Lamar Jackson’s Jersey Number

Lamar Jackson celebrates at midfield as his jersey number is officially retired Saturday afternoon at halftime of the U of L and Syracuse game. Nov. 13, 2021 (Alton Strupp/Courier Journal)

Lamar Jackson’s jersey has officially been retired by the Louisville football program.

At halftime of the Cardinals’ game against Syracuse, Jackson came to midfield for a ceremony honoring him just four years after he was playing on the same field.

The Heisman Trophy winner and NFL MVP will go down as arguably the best player to ever play at Louisville, but also one of the best quarterbacks in college football history. In three seasons, Jackson had 9,043 passing yards with 69 touchdowns and 27 interceptions. He also had 4,132 rushing yards and 50 touchdowns on the ground.

He’s all over the Louisville record book as well.

“It means a lot to me, it’s a lot of guys who were able to get their jersey retired not living, but I’m a young guy in my profession and still playing NFL football,” Jackson said on the Bally Sports broadcast. “Getting my jersey retired as a Cardinal is amazing. I don’t know what to say. It’s heartwarming to me.”

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SOURCE: USA Today; Louisville Courier Journal, Cameron Teague Robinson

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