University of Maryland football players shared their plans to honor late teammate Jordan McNair this upcoming season Monday morning in College Park.
This is the first media availability for players granted by the university since the 19-year-old's tragic June death following an offseason workout that left McNair hospitalized due to heatstroke.
Student-athletes Ellis McKennie and Johnny Jordan were joined by the entire Maryland Football team to share how they plan to honor the life of teammate, Jordan McNair. #JM79 pic.twitter.com/o2XpwuI3On— Maryland Football (@TerpsFootball) August 20, 2018
Sophomore center Johnny Jordan and junior offensive lineman Ellis McKennie each outlined how the team will remember McNair, beginning with a moment of silence during the team’s opener Sept. 1 against Texas at FedEx Field.
Additionally, each player will rock helmet stickers with McNair's No. 79 uniform number which the team plans to retire in 2020. The offensive linemen room will also be renamed in honor of McNair.
On Friday the university's Board of Regents announced it is taking over the in-depth look at investigations surrounding the football program. Head coach DJ Durkin is currently on paid administrative leave and strength and conditioning coach Rick Court resigned August 14.
As speculation continues to grow, Maryland is expected to have a decision made within the next two weeks.
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