Athletics Retires First Jerseys

Standout quarterback Jamie Martin set WSU records in the early 1990s and still ranks first in school history in total offense. Beloved basketball player Willie Sojourner enjoyed immense success as a Wildcat in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and remains WSU’s career leader in rebounding and the Big Sky Conference’s career leader in rebounding average. The two recently made history again by having their Weber State jerseys retired.

Martin earned Division I-AA All-American honors and won the 1991 Walter Payton award, bringing national recognition to WSU’s football program. In November 2014, Martin, who went on to enjoy a career in the NFL before becoming a high-school football coach, became the first WSU athlete to have his jersey retired.

Sojourner led Weber State to three straight Big Sky Conference titles and three consecutive trips to the NCAA tournament from 1968-1971. He played professionally in the American Basketball Association and in Europe. Sojourner, who died in a car crash in 2005 at the age of 57, is the first WSU basketball player to have his jersey retired. His family attended the ceremony in January 2015.