Tillman was serving as an Army Ranger in Afghanistan when he was killed by friendly fire at the age of 27
Former NFL player Pat Tillman joined the United States Army in May of 2002 following the September 11 attacks, and for his heroic efforts serving the country, there is now a petition calling for the league to retire his No. 40 jersey.
As of Monday night, approximately 1,500 people have signed the petition on Change.org, and as the United States approaches the 20th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, the organizer of the petition is determined to make it a reality.
“It is my hope that for the rest of time, anytime an unknown person enters an NFL stadium, they will see TILLMAN 40 hanging from the rafters and his story will have to be told and his name will continue to be spoken.” the petition read.
Tillman was serving as an Army Ranger in Afghanistan when he was killed by friendly fire at the age of 27.