Any halfway conscious college football fan knows that there's something powerful to Syracuse's #44 jersey.
It was worn by Heisman trophy winner Ernie Davis, as well as NFL great Jim Brown and Floyd Little.
The College Football Hall of Fame is honoring the #44 uniform this year in a special exhibit to be displayed until December 1, 2005. In addition, Syracuse is just now getting around to permanently retiring the number, in a halftime ceremony November 12 during their game against South Florida.
Read the release for more details, but we like this quote:
"The Syracuse 44 is the most legendary jersey number in all of college football," said Hall of Fame curator Kent Stephens. "What makes the legend even more notable are the numerous links and similarities between Brown, Davis and Little. The inspirational story of Ernie Davis further adds to the mystique."
Neat. What do you think, is Syracuse's #44 the most famous jersey in college football? Also, didn't Rob Konrad once wear the uniform?