New Football Jersey Numbers Announced

Actual football news related to the on field playing of football!!!

247 Sports reporting a few number changes and the new Hokies have all gotten their numbers.

Some notes:
#1 Chamarri Connor
#2 Jermaine Waller (any commentator who misses out on calling a Connor-Waller tackle a 1-2 punch needs a reassignment)
#4 Connor Blumrick
#6 Josh Fuga
#7 Marco Lee (an RB with #7???? that'll never work)
#9 Tayvion Robinson
#11 Amare Barno
#22 Mario Kendricks (I think we may have the lowest jersey number total for any group of DTs)

#15 Tahj Bullock
#17 Tae Daley
#18 Da'Wain Lofton
#59 Jordan Williams
#66 Jack Hollifield
No Jersey Assigned: Johnny Jordan

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i was hoping for some new numbers like 7 with an umlaut or maybe some Greek characters

(an RB with #7???? that'll never work)

Kevin Jones would like a word.

To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
@BuryHokie #ThanksFrank

I think that was his point/the joke.

Recovering scientist working in business consulting

They'll really get after ya

I'm going to leave this at 7 Legs. I legged another of your comments for you, though.

Nevermind. Leg.

This was simply a reason to post KJ!!! I get what he was going for. I carried it to the next step. Lost in translation. I got the joke.

To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
@BuryHokie #ThanksFrank

but nobody likes when you explain the joke....

I'm just jabbin you, I don't really mind either way

It's always darkest before the dawn ~ Thomas Fuller

Now finish up them taters; I'm gonna go fondle my sweaters.

The way things are going right about now, thank goodness they did not announce someone is getting the #69 jersey.

Recovering scientist working in business consulting

i feel like this needs a comma

Or it's 66

We put the K in Kwality

6,9 dudes?

Now finish up them taters; I'm gonna go fondle my sweaters.

Lol, was going to make a 69 joke but not sure that would be appropriate at this time. Glad someone is just a depraved and dirty minded as myself...

I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction:
β€œI served in the United States Navy"

No 37?

I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction:
β€œI served in the United States Navy"

This is not bad news, I like it....

TKPhi Damn Proud
BSME 2009

No Jersey Assigned: Johnny Jordan

how are they gonna fit all that on there

cool idea tho

You're the only ones that I can talk to about this, you guys.

"This Jersey Intentionally Left Blank"

This is an A+ joke

Outside it's night time, but inside it's LeDay

We can't give Jordan 0 since Holston already has it maybe we can give him double Zeros.

I like Connor with #1

Hokies, Local Soccer, AFC Ajax, Ravens

Tae Daley taking over #17 has my expectations sky-high.

A VT safety with the #17 is quite the expectation to live up to.

Never Forget #1 Overall Seed UVA 54, #64 UMBC 74

Of course, how many of those hits would get a person kicked out of the game today with the targeting rules and how they are being called. Some of the hits I've seen people tossed for are absurd. I get that you want to protect the players, but the pendulum seems to have swung too far lately. I mean receiver dips their head down at the last moment, defender starts to pull up and twists his body so that only his side its the receiver in the helmet and the guy was tossed. Think it was Auburn. Announcer is saying, I don't know how you can play defense if that is targeting.

Recovering scientist working in business consulting

Not to mention, the greatest moment by someone wearing that number

Never Forget #1 Overall Seed UVA 54, #64 UMBC 74

That's fair. Our kickers count as linebackers. Close enough.

My 2020 Season/Covid19 Challenge: only comment with Marvel memes.

My 2019 Season Challenge: only comment with Star Wars memes. (completed as of Nov. 29)

Looks like this also confirms the Jack Hollifield to offensive line theory - still listed as a tight end, but his number went from 95 to 66.

Report him as eligible on GL Jumbo packages

Never Forget #1 Overall Seed UVA 54, #64 UMBC 74

Marco Lee taking on #7 is another signal that he's pulled out a BAMF performance in spring ball.

A lot of talk that he'll be RB1 this fall if healthy.

I like these number changes. Lots of veterans and playmakers getting to take "cooler" numbers is never a bad thing. Always good to be pro-fun when it comes to something as ultimately meaningless as numbers.

A few more interesting ones about incoming players:

54 - Jaden Keller
58 - Da'Shawn Elder

It's not so surprising given the number of large safety type bodies we took that some would end up at LB. It's no secret that a lot of teams are moving to a more strong safety type build for the outside LB's to combat the spread/quick sub personnel changes. Both of these numbers seem to suggest they are getting looks at Backer to start. I wasn't surprised at all to see Keller start out at LB, but I knew very little about Elder. His size coming in suggested a more normal safety pathway at a glance. He is listed at 6-2 198 on Hokiesports.

23 - Keshawn King

I have seen comments about getting him a "cooler" number in the past given his playmaking potential. I would imagine most people think 23 is an upgrade.

Additional Thought:

- Marco Lee rocking the #7, as other have mentioned, suggests there may be some truth to the Spring smoke around him being in line for a much bigger role this season. My expectations are automatically (and irrationally) raised for any skill player rocking the 7.

I loved the 35 for some reason

There's no #25?

/s

We put the K in Kwality

As fun offseason lookbacks are something we desperately need, here's eHOKIEt's post from four years ago on the greatest to ever wear each number

Never Forget #1 Overall Seed UVA 54, #64 UMBC 74

The 1 is back!

No, I *don't* want to go to the SEC. Why do you ask?

We don't love dem Hoos.

So coolest numbers by position, left to right, parenthesis are equally cool, ranges exclude previous numbers:

QB: 7 (3 5) (2 12 16 18) (8 9 10) (11-19)
RB: 34 (2 5 7 25 28) (3 4 20 22 30 32 33) (20-39)
FB: 44 (35 38) 43 22
WR: 1 4 2 80 11 87 47 83 (15 19 36) (81-89) (10-18)
TE: 11 88 8 (80-89)
OT: 77 76 (70-79) (60-69)
OG: (60-69) (70-79)
OC: (50-59) (70-79) (60-69)
DE: 55 99 56 6 0 97 (90-98) (50-59)
DT: 99 8 4 0 97 (90-98) (50-59)
LB: 57 (4 6 8 9) (36 37) 56 97 93 (40 41 50 51) (40-59)
CB: 1 17 2 3 31 13 22 21 24 26 15 19 10 (6 7 8 9) (11-39)
SS: 17 37 27 2 (20 22 24) (8 9 0) (1 3 10) (21 23 26 31) 41 42

22 is a cool-ass rb #

Lee Suggs was a monster

Never Forget #1 Overall Seed UVA 54, #64 UMBC 74

Don't click the auto dial some of those number sequences create on a iPhone). Telling for a friend.

We put the K in Kwality

Sorry

i hope nothing is "going on" with Jordan and he is good to go day 1. If so, he will be at worst our second best OL. Kid can play and proved it in the B1G- not G5

FWIW, hokiesports lists him as #56