Upon his arrival on the final day of the summer transfer window, the left wing-back was assigned the number 21 shirt, donning it ten times.
Chairman Peter Clarke explained the decision, saying,
"The first thought behind retiring the number 21 shirt was as a mark of respect and a memory to Jerry who touched everyone at the club."
The shirt will also possess an added significance, as moving forward the Club will strive to raise awareness amongst all of its players, from both the Academy and senior set-ups, of mental health.
"Secondly, the shirt will fill a position inside the Club and we want to use its presence to benefit others. At Carrick Rangers, we now have an educational suite and when we are doing certain parts of our educational programmes with groups, it can help us get messages across."