Liberty will retire Rashad Jennings’ No. 23 jersey on September 26 when the Flames welcome FIU to Williams Stadium.
The former All-American and NFL running back will become the 5th individual to have his jersey retired, joining Dr. Jerry Falwell, Sam Rutigliano, Eric Green, and Kelvin Edwards.
Jennings was a consensus first-team All-American during his senior year when he rushed for 1,526 yards and 17 touchdowns in 2008, while also earning his second Big South Offensive Player of the Year award and finishing 8th in voting for the Walter Payton Award, given annually to the top FCS player in the country.
He became the 6th player in program history to be selected in the NFL Draft when he was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the 7th round of the 2008 NFL Draft.
Jennings had a 7-year NFL career playing for the Jaguars, Oakland Raiders, and New York Giants. He finished his career with 3,772 yards and 23 touchdowns.
He was selected to the Liberty Athletics Hall of Fame in 2018.