Liberty announced in May 2020 that Jennings’ number was going to be retired, but the ceremony was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The extra year saw his family and former teammates like Mike Brown, Asa Chapman, Chris Stokes, Joey Sandvig, Corey Rasberry and Doncel Bolt attend the ceremony.
“It was really nice to see them,” Jennings said.
Jennings, in three seasons with the program, racked up 3,633 yards and set program records with 42 career rushing touchdowns, 22 100-yard games and 278 runs scored.
He was a consensus of the All-American first team in 2018 and was a consecutive Big South Conference offensive player of the year in 2017 and 2018.
He played seven seasons in the NFL with the Jaguars, Raiders and Giants, and won the reality show “Dancing with the Stars” shortly after his playing career ended.
Jennings was inducted into the Liberty Athletics Hall of Fame in 2018.
“It means a lot,” he said. “I know it’s not about me. I tell people that I represent an era of people, a period of time that was invented for me because of it. It’s not just me.
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Skyler Thomas looked into a sea of fans wielding three fingers at the start of the third quarter. The sight brought a smile to the face of the strong Liberty security.