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Elon to retire jersey of Terrell Hudgins
Elon, NC (Sports Network) - Former Elon Phoenix standout wide receiver Terrell Hudgins will be honored with the retirement of his No. 19 jersey prior to Elon's game against the Samford Bulldogs on October 2, the Elon athletic department has announced.
Hudgins becomes just the sixth Elon student-athlete and fourth football player to have his jersey retired. The others are running back Willie Tart, running back Bobby Hedrick, and tight end Richard McGeorge.
"This is an honor that only three other players at Elon have ever had," said Hudgins. "To have it done the season after I left means a lot to me and I am very grateful for all of the support I received at Elon."
Hudgins, who played with the Phoenix from 2005-09, is the all-time NCAA Division I leader in career receiving yards (5,250), career receptions (395), career 100-yard receiving games (28), and career 1,000-yard receiving seasons (4).
In 2009, Hudgins finished second in the voting for the Walter Payton Award after averaging 10.3 catches and 136.1 yards per game en route to Elon's first- ever FCS Playoff appearance.
Hudgins was waived by the NFL Dallas Cowboys on Aug. 30, and is currently a free agent.
09/23 16:16:32 ET