Newly signed Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Allen Hurns might not be playing for Jacksonville any longer but he’s taking a piece of Florida with him.
Shortly after Hurns announced he would be signing with the Cowboys, he said he planned to change his number. Hurns wore number 88 when he played for the Jaguars but said he would leave that number to current Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant.
“Not sure what number I’ll be rocking yet but that 88 all Dez,” Hurns tweeted last week.
Not sure what number I’ll be rocking yet but that 88 all Dez
— Allen Hurns (@A1hurns) March 23, 2018
So this week in an interview with 105.3’s “Shan & RJ Show,” Hurns announced that he picked a number with more personal meaning to him.
“The Douglas shooting that was in Florida, 17 people lost their lives, so I chose that number,” Hurns said.
The Cowboys confirmed Hurns’ decision to switch numbers on Tuesday night.
— Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys) March 28, 2018
Hurns has been a lifelong Florida resident. Born in Miami, Hurns went to Miami Carol City Senior High School and played football for the University Of Miami. Even though he’s leaving Florida, it’s good to see athletes honoring the victims of a tragedy without getting overly political.
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