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Old Tue Oct 27, 2009, 09:26am
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Multiple Uniform Numbers

I was watching the Texas (NCAA) games the past two weeks and noticed that there is a #12 on the defense and a different player wearing #12 on the offense. As I watched more closely, I noticed that there are also two #8s on the team. I had never noticed anything like this before. I am just a baseball guy, but thought this was odd.
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Old Tue Oct 27, 2009, 09:37am
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It is odd, but not illegal.
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Old Tue Oct 27, 2009, 10:06am
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not odd, actually very common in NCAA.
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Old Tue Oct 27, 2009, 10:13am
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Actually, common in all levels of college ball. You'll see it sometimes in high school ball, but it's rare.
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Old Tue Oct 27, 2009, 12:19pm
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I had not noticed it in D1 college until this year. I forget which team I was watching but they had a Heisman-level player sharing a number with a defensive player which threw me at first. I thought maybe players at the bottom of the roster would do this but not key players.
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Old Tue Oct 27, 2009, 02:04pm
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bisonlj, I believe that was Matt Leinhart and some DB for USC. (side note: remember when he used to actually be good?)

There was a lot of number-sharing when I played college ball... when you have 140 kids on the team, and only 98 usable numbers (one number was retired, I think it was #84), you're gonna have to have some repeats.

They did try to make sure that if 2 players shared a number, that they either played on opposite sides of the ball, or that one of the players was significantly younger then the other. (A senior o-lineman, for example, might share #65 with a freshman o-lineman... highly unlikely that any situation would develop that would require both of them to be on the field at the same time).
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Old Tue Oct 27, 2009, 02:52pm
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I had not noticed it in D1 college until this year.
Really? You know they have more than 100 kids on the team, right? And only 100 two-digit numbers (0-99)?
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Old Tue Oct 27, 2009, 08:37pm
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Oregon State's starting QB shares #5 with a starting safety.

Oregon has a bunch of guys with duplicate numbers, but it's usually a starter on offense and a reserve on D or vice versa.

And of course, Texas A&M always has several #12s.
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Old Wed Oct 28, 2009, 05:53pm
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When I saw the subject line, I thought it was going to be about a player whose number didn't match between the front & back of his shirt.
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Old Wed Oct 28, 2009, 07:11pm
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Really? You know they have more than 100 kids on the team, right? And only 100 two-digit numbers (0-99)?
Not to be too much of a smart-*** but there are only 90 two digit numbers. 0-9 are single digits.
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Old Wed Oct 28, 2009, 10:27pm
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Not to be too much of a smart-*** but there are only 90 two digit numbers. 0-9 are single digits.
Plus 0 isn't a legal number so they would run out of numbers with just 100 players not more than 100.
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Old Thu Oct 29, 2009, 02:32am
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When I saw the subject line, I thought it was going to be about a player whose number didn't match between the front & back of his shirt.
Grounds for a refund.
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Old Thu Oct 29, 2009, 11:50am
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Grounds for a refund.
Hey, why do you think it was so cheap?

I was thinking more in terms of James Bond's rotating license plates. On the back, an ineligible receiver number to show the referee. On the front, an eligible receiver number to show the back judge.
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Old Thu Oct 29, 2009, 11:57am
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Hey, why do you think it was so cheap?

I was thinking more in terms of James Bond's rotating license plates. On the back, an ineligible receiver number to show the referee. On the front, an eligible receiver number to show the back judge.
And flags flying around like chimpanzes at the zoo.
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