McDonogh will retire Jordan McNair’s No. 70 jersey during a ceremony before the Eagles’ Sept. 14 game against Malvern (Pa.) Prep.
McNair, an offensive lineman at Maryland, suffered heatstroke during a Terps conditioning test May 29 and died 15 days later. A two-time All-Metro player for the Eagles, he graduated from McDonogh in 2017.
“As a school community, Jordan McNair was one of our own, a special student whose life impacted everyone he met during his four years here,” McDonogh co-athletic director Mickey Deegan said.
“He was an important part of our football program during those years when we were very successful. His strength and stature on the line just matched the largess of his heart, so we don’t want to forget. In life, you never want to forget someone and this is our small way of honoring him by celebrating his life and his legacy.”
On Friday, 9/14, @McDonoghSchool will honor Jordan McNair ’17 by retiring his #70 jersey at our game against Malvern Prep. In addition to the 7:00 pm pregame ceremony, @McDonoghFB will wear a #70 helmet sticker this season to honor his legacy. pic.twitter.com/bbWx3ZCShI