From the source himself, Donovan McNabb tweeted Saturday morning that he's been told the Syracuse Orange will retire his No. 5 jersey during the November 2nd home game against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons.
At our Trustees dinner it was announced that SU will be retiring the # 5 on Nov 2. God is good.thx to all teammates and coaches from 94-99.— Donovan McNabb (@donovanjmcnabb) May 11, 2013
Now an NFL Analyst, McNabb is arguably the best quarterback in the history of Syracuse football, named Big East Offensive Player of the Year three times, first-team all-conference all four years, Big East offensive player of the 1990s and a member of the Syracuse All-Century Football team. He did very well.
It's been a banner week for McNabb in Syracuse. He finds out he's getting his jersey retired and he ate very well...
Just left Acropolis on Marshall Street in Syracuse. Legendary wings and pizza. 2 nd day eating lunch there. Banging Son👍😄— Donovan McNabb (@donovanjmcnabb) May 10, 2013
My mom will be very happy to hear the news.