Today, Syracuse University broke ground on Plaza 44, which will hold statues of legendary Orange football players Jim Brown, Ernie Davis, and Floyd Little. And after months of campaigning to restore the number 44, the administration took this opportunity to officially bring the number out of retirement.

It’s official. The legendary number 44 has been restored.

There’s no word yet on how it will be awarded, or who may receiver it first, but I think I’ve got an idea and judging by what Floyd Little said today, a certain incoming, elite running back may just get to run out of the tunnel rocking 44 in 2016…

Excuse me, folks, I need to go take about 44 victory laps.

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