WASHINGTON - University of Maryland football player Jordan McNair is getting a season-long tribute from his teammates.
They announced on Monday they will wear his jersey number 79 on their helmets in his memory. McNair died during a pre-season workout in June after suffering heatstroke during a team exercise.
On Tuesday, calls continue for the university's president and its athletic director to resign in the wake of McNair's death.
Attorney Hassan Murphy, who represents McNair's parents say they do not want UMD President Wallace Loh to resign or be fired.
Loh has come under scrutiny for the university's response to McNair's death for appointing Athletic Director Damon Evans in the midst of the McNair investigation and revelations that he did not authorize overhauling the athletic training program.
The McNair family statement says Loh's leadership is critical to the university, as well as the sports programs moving forward and healing for the college community.