Larry Fitzgerald played two seasons at the University of Pittsburgh, but they were record-breaking and extremely productive.
Fitzgerald will now be honored for those accomplishments, as Pitt has announced that Fitzgerald’s No.1 jersey has been retired.
— Pitt Football (@GoPittFootball) July 2, 2013
Fitzgerald is the ninth Panther to have his number retired, joining among others, Dan Marino and Tony Dorsett.
“Larry Fitzgerald is the greatest receiver in Pitt history and is well on his way to future Hall of Fame enshrinement in Canton,” Pederson said as part of the announcement, which took place as part of the Panthers’ welcome-to-the-ACC celebration. “In addition to his exceptional football talents, Larry has always been one of the University of Pittsburgh’s finest representatives. As thrilling as he has been as a player, Larry has been even more inspiring off the field for his incredible commitment to philanthropic causes.
“We are proud to appropriately honor Larry by adding his Pitt jersey to a legendary list that includes Ditka, Dorsett, Fralic, Goldberg, Green, Marino, May and Schmidt.”