Strange Jersey Number Choices in Professional Sports

Strange Jersey Number Choices in Professional Sports

In certain sports, certain jersey numbers are associated with specific positions. For example, in hockey, goalies usually wear #1, #30, or #31. In the NFL, quarterbacks wear a number between 1 and 19, etc. For whatever reason, sometimes players choose jersey numbers that don't normally fit their position. As well, in the past, there were less restrictive rules for jersey numbers based on position.

What number did former NHL goalie Ed Belfour wear in tribute to a goalie who never played in the NHL?

#86 had only been worn twice in the NBA. Both times, it was in 1981, and both times it was by a player on what team?

What number did former NHL goalie and Hart Trophy winner Jose Theodore bizarrely choose while playing for Montreal?

Known as 'The Hefty Lefty', what number did former N.Y. Giants QB Jared Lorenzen wear at the University of Kentucky?

What bizarre jersey number was chosen by former Vezina Trophy winner Sergei Bobrovsky?

What odd, but yet seemingly appropriate number, did former NBA player Sean Bradley once wear?

In 2020, what jersey number became the last ever chosen (from 90 to 99) by a player in the history of MLB?

What number did Eddie Gaedel wear while playing for the St. Louis Browns in his only MLB plate appearance in 1951?

What number did NHL goalie Kevin Weekes wear for the Rangers, Islanders, Hurricanes, and Lightning?

How many players have worn jersey #69 in the history of the NBA?

What odd jersey number was born by former NHL goalie Darren Puppa?

Few MLB players wear jersey numbers in the 90s. What number does Aaron Judge wear?

What NHL goalie starred wearing jersey #27, a number more suitable for NHL scores like Darryl Sittler and Frank Mahovlich?

Before donning #14, what bizarre number did Otto Graham wear for a number of seasons while playing QB for the Cleveland Browns?

What number did former quarterback Doug Flutie wear while playing at Boston College?

What number did Hall of Fame quarterback Sammy Baugh wear while playing in the NFL?

What NHL goalie once wore 00 for once season before the number was banned?

What number did Hall of Fame quarterback Sid Luckman wear while playing for the Chicago Bears?

What number did former Washington Redskin quarterback Heath Shuler wear while at the University of Tennessee?

What number did NHL Hall of Famer Dominik Hasek make famous playing in the NHL?

Generally speaking, what is an uncommon jersey number for pitchers to wear?

How many players have worn jersey #69 in the history of the NHL?

What number did Hall of Fame quarterback Bobby Layne wear while playing for the Detroit Lions?

What bizarre jersey number was NOT ever worn by Dennis Rodman?

What number did former quarterback Bernie Kosar wear while playing at the University of Miami?

Strange Jersey Number Choices in Professional Sports

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