Allen Hurns Switching to Jersey No. 17 to Honor Florida School Shooting Victims

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistMarch 28, 2018

HOUSTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 10:  Allen Hurns #88 of the Jacksonville Jaguars watches from the sideline in the third quarter against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium on September 10, 2017 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
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When Allen Hurns takes the field in 2018, he will be doing so both in a new uniform and a new number. 

Hurns moved on from the Jacksonville Jaguars and signed with the Dallas Cowboys this offseason, but his decision to switch his uniform number from No. 88 (which Dez Bryant currently wears in Dallas) to No. 17 goes much deeper.

Allen Hurns @A1hurns

I’ll be rocking #17. Go get ya jerseys 👀 https://t.co/ivV24ApLdm

The Miami native told 105.3 The Fan that he made the change to honor the 17 victims of last month's shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida:

Dallas Cowboys @dallascowboys

It means more... @A1hurns shared with @1053thefan why he chose the jersey No.17 #DallasCowboys https://t.co/mxNMnLt1Ah

Classy move.


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