DeSoto retires jersey of Byron Hanspard


Updated: October 27, 2009, 4:55 PM ET
By Randy Jennings / Special contributor

The No. 4 football jersey Byron Hanspard wore with such distinction for the DeSoto Eagles in 1991-1993 was retired in a halftime ceremony at Friday's 52-10 homecoming win over Mesquite at Eagle Stadium.

Hanspard, a former running back, is the first DeSoto football player to have his number retired.

In his high school career, Hanspard rushed for 3,996 yards, including 2,084 as a senior when he was named the Texas Class 5A MVP. The Eagles had a record of 19-2-3 in his time there.

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