Jul 1, 2013; New York, NY, USA; (L to R) Pittsburgh panther mascot, ACC commissioner John Swofford and former Pitt football all-american Larry Fitzgerald before the NASDAQ stock market closing bell ceremony after the ACC press conference at the NASDAQ Marketsite. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Panthers to retire Larry Fitzgerald's number on Sept. 2

The Pittsburgh Panthers will be making their ACC debut on September 2 against the Florida State Seminoles, but there will be a ceremony that could steal the show. Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald was one of the most dominant players in the school’s history and he will be receiving the highest honor from the program during the game.

Fitzgerald’s father, Larry Fitzgerald Sr., passed along the news that the Panthers will be retiring Fitzgerald’s No. 1 jersey during the game.

During his time at Pitt, Fitzgerald landed a NCAA record of 18 straight games with a touchdown. You could simply not cover Fitzgerald when he took the field.

Now, the number that the school’s greatest wide receiver wore will never take the field again.

It’s an honor long overdue and one that is well-deserved.

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