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To: Syracuse Athletics Department- John Wildhack, Athletic Director
Bring 44 back to Syracuse Football
Something that never should have happened in the first place, the retiring of 44 from Syracuse as an active football number, has gone on long enough. A program rich in history, yet lacking in tradition, had the one tradition or legacy taken out of rotation.
It is time to put it back in its rightful place, gracing the gridiron atop the hill.
Remove the 44 from the rafters, put up three individual jerseys for Brown, Davis, and Little, and bring it back. Whether it be used as a recruiting tool for a running back, or awarded to an upperclassman who earns it through performance on and off the field. It’s the right thing to do for Syracuse Football.
Why is this important?
If we cannot change the decisions made some years ago with this retirement, the legacy of 44 will slowly become a distant memory when those that know it die off. It’s time to make sure we change the history of the program, and give it back its only real tradition.