Nittany Lion NFL Rookies Get Their Jersey Numbers

By Matthew Filipovits on May 17, 2021 at 9:00 am
Dec 28, 2019; Arlington, Texas, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions linebacker Micah Parsons (11) during the game against the Memphis Tigers at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
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The NFL updated their jersey number rules this offseason, paving the way for the professional game to look a little more like the college ranks. Some Penn Staters in the NFL received their new numbers this weekend, while a few more established players made some upgrades.

Rookie Numbers

  • Micah Parsons (Cowboys) - No. 11
  • Odafe Oweh (Ravens) - No. 99
  • Pat Freiermuth (Steelers) - No. 88
  • Shaka Toney (Washington) - No. 58
  • Michal Menet (Cardinals) - No. 72
  • Will Fries (Colts) - No. 75
  • Lamont Wade (Steelers) - No. 24

Number Changes

  • KJ Hamler (Broncos) - No. 1
  • Nick Bowers (Raiders) - No. 82

It's good to see KJ back in that No. 1. Here's hoping he can make a few more players like this.