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Players Who Wore No. 44 at Syracuse

November 12, 2005

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) _ Twenty-five Syracuse football players have worn 44, including the three who made the number famous _ running backs Jim Brown, Ernie Davis and Floyd Little.

Fullback Rob Konrad was the last to don the jersey, and he will join Brown, Little, Michael Owens, Bill Schoonover, Tom Stephens and Davis’ mother Marie Fleming when the number is officially retired in a ceremony at halftime of Syracuse’s game against South Florida in the Carrier Dome on Saturday.

The 25 players, their position, and the years they wore 44 are listed below:

Gifford Zimmerman, halfback, 1921

Charles Roberts, halfback, 1924

Clarence Taylor, quarterback, 1925

Don Baldwin, wide receiver, 1926

Richard Fishel, halfback, 1932

Henry Merz, quarterback, 1933

Hamilton Watt, wide receiver, 1934

Francis Mullins, halfback, 1935-36

Stanley Sanislay, wide receiver, 1937

Benjamin DeYoung, wide receiver, 1938

Francis Mazejko, guard, 1939

Richard Ransom, tackle, 1940

J. O’Brien, tackle, 1945

Robert Eberling, running back, 1952

Jim Brown, running back, 1954-56

Thomas Stephens, halfback, 1957-58

Ernie Davis, halfback, 1959-61

William Schoonover, halfback, 1962-63

Floyd Little, running back, 1964-66

Richard Panczyszyn, quarterback, 1967-69

Mandel Robinson, running back, 1977

Glen Moore, running back, 1981-82

Michael Owens, running back, 1987-89

Terry Richardson, running back, 1990-93

Rob Konrad, fullback, 1995-98

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