JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The No. 8 jersey of Ricardo "Rico'' Tillman, Jr., will be honored and safeguarded forever.
Tillman, who made history for the Dolphins years ago, became the first football player in school history to have his jersey retired. The ceremony took place at halftime of the Nov. 15 home game against Campbell.
Tillman was stabbed on March 19, 2000, at an area nightclub when he and some other players confronted a group of men harassing some of the players' female friends inside the club. The harassing ceased, but started again in the parking lot and Tillman went to check on his friends. That is when he got stabbed in what is still an unsolved murder.
This past week Sam Kouvaris of WJXT Channel 4 featured the story of Rico Tillman and the of his family to keep his legacy alive.