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What was with all the rookies with the No. 11 this year?

Postby Azrael » Sun Feb 13, 2005 12:05 pm

Brandon Doman, 49ers
Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals
Reggie Williams, Jaguars
Roy Williams, Lions
B.J. Sander, Packers
Chris Vance, Saints

It's not alot, but what a strange number to pick, especially for WRs. If recall correctly Winslow and Darling also wore 11 but then switched to 80 and 81.
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Postby joshyboy72 » Sun Feb 13, 2005 1:43 pm

I think it was because this was the first year that wide receivers were able to wear numbers from 11-19, along with any number in the 80's as always. Why they all chose number 11 is beyond me...must've been a rookie fashion statement or something...eh I wonder what we're in store for next year.
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Postby cooleyhigh » Sun Feb 13, 2005 1:47 pm

I think a lot of those guys wore #1 in college, so 11 is the closest they could get. Look for Mike Williams to don it as well.
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Postby SwiperNoSwiping » Sun Feb 13, 2005 2:25 pm

joshyboy72 wrote:I think it was because this was the first year that wide receivers were able to wear numbers from 11-19, along with any number in the 80's as always. Why they all chose number 11 is beyond me...must've been a rookie fashion statement or something...eh I wonder what we're in store for next year.


I think you are on to something here Joshy..But Keyshawn has been wearing 19 for years...So I don't know what the exact rule was.
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Postby therealdude » Sun Feb 13, 2005 2:58 pm

SwiperNoSwiping wrote:
joshyboy72 wrote:I think it was because this was the first year that wide receivers were able to wear numbers from 11-19, along with any number in the 80's as always. Why they all chose number 11 is beyond me...must've been a rookie fashion statement or something...eh I wonder what we're in store for next year.


I think you are on to something here Joshy..But Keyshawn has been wearing 19 for years...So I don't know what the exact rule was.


i think they could waer a number in the teams if all of the 80's numbers were taken (in traingcamp+the preseason guys who probably will be cut a forced into weird numbers all the time because there aren't enough numbers in the 80s). I guess year they deciced to be more flewible and let anyone wear a number 11-19.
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Postby Kensat30 » Sun Feb 13, 2005 3:37 pm

Maybe they are gamblers? Ten Dolla Yo!
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Postby MadScott » Sun Feb 13, 2005 7:42 pm

Good thought on the rule perhaps changing for the WRs this season. I'm pretty sure MeShawn had to put in a special appeal to the league in order to be able to wear his #19. Maybe they don't have to appeal anymore.
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Postby disgruntledjetsfan » Sun Feb 13, 2005 9:29 pm

cooleyhigh wrote:I think a lot of those guys wore #1 in college, so 11 is the closest they could get. Look for Mike Williams to don it as well.


I think this is probably the reason. you see a lot of great college receivers wearing 1 or 5 or 6.
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Postby Dr. Duran Duran » Mon Feb 14, 2005 2:19 am

The #19 has been worn by NFL wideouts for a long time. The great Lance Alworth wore #19 and he played some 40 years ago.

The new rules for wide recievers wearing jersey numbers, as of 2004, are as follows...

• Wide receivers are now permitted to wear jersey numbers ranging from 10-19 in addition to the traditional 80-89 numbers. Previously, receivers were only allowed to wear numbers in the teens if all numbers from 80-89 were already taken. Reason for the change: With the increased number of receivers on NFL rosters, there was a shortage of numbers from 80-89.
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Postby Canacuna » Mon Feb 14, 2005 2:47 am

Wasn't Charles Woodson (or maybe somebody else) whining about not being able to switch to #1 a couple years ago? I thought I remembered that he was mentioning Keyshawn's #19... the league was saying how certain positions have certain numbers, methinks... pretty much what Duran Duran said.

I have no idea why they would all choose #11, though... :-?
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