Stanford will retire legendary quarterback John Elway's No. 7 jersey during halftime of its Nov. 7 home game against Oregon.

Elway becomes the third Stanford player to have his jersey retired, joining Ernie Nevers (No. 1) and Jim Plunkett (No. 16)

"Through the years the No. 7 has meant so much to the Stanford community, most recently with the record-breaking career of Toby Gerhart," Stanford coach David Shaw said in a statement. "Current student-athletes Ty Montgomery and Aziz Shittu both will wear the No. 7 jersey and be the last two to put it on for Stanford University."

FILE--Stanford quarterback John Elway looks to pass in this Oct. 1982 file photo in Palo Alto, Calif. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)
FILE--Stanford quarterback John Elway looks to pass in this Oct. 1982 file photo in Palo Alto, Calif. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

Now the Denver Broncos executive vice president, Elway still owns Stanford's single-game record with six touchdown passes in a 1980 game against Oregon State. He completed over 62 percent of his passes and threw 77 touchdowns in his four years with the Cardinal, from 1979-82.

"I am extremely humbled that Stanford has chosen to recognize me in this very special way," Elway said. "It's a tremendous honor to join Cardinal legends Ernie Nevers and Jim Plunkett with this distinction."



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