Oregon tackle Tyrell Crosby is switching up his number on Saturday.
Oregon left tackle Tyrell Crosby will wear No. 58 on Saturday during the Las Vegas Bowl against Boise State to honor the 58 victims of the Las Vegas shooting back on October 1. Crosby, who typically wears No. 73, is a native of Henderson, Nevada.
Crosby tweeted a photo of his new jersey. This will be his final collegiate game.
Check it out:
— Tyrell Crosby (@Tyrellcrosby) December 15, 2017
On Saturday, Crosby will honor the 58 victims lost to the tragedy by wearing jersey No. 58 when the Ducks face the Broncos. To Oregon football fans and the program, the Las Vegas Bowl is one last chance to cheer the left tackle, who blossomed from talented true freshman on the 2014 College Football Playoff team into the Morris Trophy winning senior who dominated opponents in 2017.
To Crosby, it’s the chance to honor the city that became his home as an elementary school kid, and which has an enduring hold on his heart.
Oregon finished 7-5 this season. Earlier this offseason, the Ducks lost head coach Willie Taggart to Florida State. Mario Cristobal was promoted internally.
Props to Crosby for finding an awesome way to honor the victims of the horrible tragedy.