Seeing these reactions pour in has been a terrific way to spend a Saturday morning/afternoon.
I can’t lie it killed me seeing people put on #8 in the years after Lamar left like it was nothing. Like it’s just another number I’m glad that’s over with— GG Robinson (@GGRobinson) October 16, 2021
His ability was never up for discussion. When dealing with a guy like Lamar, you always get questions like, “how is he OFF the field?” I’ve done countless interviews about #8 and my answer never changes: Great player, even greater person. Love ya fam. Much deserved ❤️ @Lj_era8 pic.twitter.com/CpGxBYhdZR— Jaylen Smith (@JaylenSmith_12) October 16, 2021
And do me a favor, I want y’all to REALLY watch the tape. 9 times out of 10 he was the first person in the end zone congratulating whoever scored. He made sure EVERYBODY was involved and if you watch him on Sundays now… Then you know nothing has changed. Selfless as they come— Jaylen Smith (@JaylenSmith_12) October 16, 2021
Blessed to say this man was my quarterback!!! https://t.co/6pHARPV78E— Trending Topic (@BigTicket73) October 16, 2021
Shout out to the action Jackson @Lj_era8 on the Jersey retirement! You put on for the city and definitely showed what it means to be a cardinal! Much respect to @UofLFootball and @uofl for making this gesture! #L1C4 #LOUISVILLEFIRSTCARDS4EVER— Jamon Brown (@JB_The_GREAT_68) October 16, 2021
Lamar is so much bigger than football man, the impact he has goes beyond the sport https://t.co/QPj9RQaMRI— ramey (@HoodieRamey) October 16, 2021
@Lj_era8 — Some of us that you’ve never played with at Louisville, and may not know, are super proud of you too my man. Congrats on the retirement of #8 at the ‘Ville—well deserved. Stay great—on and off the field. God bless ! -T.C. (Tony) Stallings ‘97-‘01 #CardNation— T.C. Stallings (@TCStallings) October 16, 2021
@Lj_era8 is The best...— Chris Morgan (@UofLfca) October 16, 2021
but what separates him from others, is how he treats ALL people the same.
Whether it’s the AD or our custodian,he’s treating with the same honor and respect. You deserve this my friend. Love ya, man. @GoCards @CoachSattUofL @UofLFootball@Ravens https://t.co/SeonShKVyk
Two players have had their jersey number retired by Louisville:— Garrett Downing (@gdowning14) October 16, 2021
Johnny Unitas (16).
Lamar Jackson (8).
Two incredible players who changed the game at Louisville and in Baltimore.
New show I would watch: @Lj_era8 watching ANYTHING. The joy, humility and happiness he brings to everything he does - and to everyone he meets - is contagious. This made me smile for five minutes and 50 seconds♥️ https://t.co/1kpSwrCcqw— Laura Okmin (@LauraOkmin) October 16, 2021
Lamar Jackson joins Johnny Unitas as the only Louisville football players to have their numbers retired.— Peter Schrager (@PSchrags) October 16, 2021
Both have strong Baltimore pro football ties.