LSU awards veteran Terrence Magee prestigious No. 18 jersey
Flanked by teammates and coach Les Miles, LSU senior running back Terrence Magee was presented Sunday with the team’s honorable No. 18 jersey, a tradition dating back to the Tigers’ 2003 national championship season under the direction of quarterback Matt Mauck.
The player worthy of the No. 18 jersey is expected to carry himself in a selfless manner both on and off the field upholding the university’s values as its football leader.
LSU Football’s official Twitter account was the first tweet a photo before Michael Bonnette, the Tigers’ sports information director, shared a picture of Miles handing over the jersey to Magee a few minutes later.
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— Michael Bonnette (@LSUBonnette) August 4, 2014
Last season, linebacker Lamin Barrow, a Denver Broncos rookie, donned the jersey for the Tigers. Running back Jacob Hester was the first player after Mauck to wear No. 18 in 2007.
Magee, who compared heralded freshman Leonard Fournette to Adrian Peterson at SEC Media Days, is LSU’s top returning rusher after picking up 626 yards and eight touchdowns on 86 carries last season. Barring an unexpected depth chart shake-up, Magee will be the featured back when the Tigers open against Wisconsin on Aug. 30.