miami Chief football coach Mario Cristobal was asked this week whether the jersey number of Hurricanes great Sean Taylor, who was killed during a robbery attempt at his Florida home in November 2007, should be retired.
5 in the 2004 NFL Draft, Taylor played for the Hurricanes from 2001–03. The Commanders retired their NFL No. 21 last season.
Cristobal, who is entering his first season at his alma mater, said that a player Requested to wear number 26 this year but turned down, The 51-year-old coach is unsure about retiring from his number in the Hurricanes event.
“I don’t know whether the numbers should be retired in general,” Cristóbal said. Through Surya Prahari, “They should be honored, I believe. If you start retiring numbers at the University of Miami, you’re going to retire numbers over 40 in a hurry.”
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Only four total numbers have been retired in the program’s history: No. 10 for George Mira, who played quarterback from 1961–63, No. 14 for Vinnie Testaverde, who played quarterback from 1982–86, No. 42 for Jim Dooley, who played quarterback from 1982–86. Played halfback. 1949–51 and number 89 for Ted Hendrix who played defensive end from 1966–68.
Therefore, no player has retired his numbers in Miami for the past three decades. The question whether Taylor will have the special honor of a retired number in Miami therefore remains up in the air.
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