From what I understand and have read, the number 27 was unretired by Chancellor Carruthers early on when he took the job at NMSU.
As many of you know, the number 27 had previously been retired for Pervis Atkins, former NMSU great that went on to play in the NFL for the Rams.
Does anyone know if the #27 was later re-retired for Pervis Atkins? If not, what would need to be done to ensure that it is?
Here's an article, I believe that it was unretired back in 2013: http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/9838/nmsu-to-unretire-football-number-27