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Choosing numbers

Joe Theismann, Joe Morgan and other ESPN analysts tell why they wore the numbers they did.

Updated: March 3, 2003, 4:03 PM ET
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We asked some ESPN analysts about the numbers they wore ...

Joe Theismann (No. 7) I wore No. 10 at South River (N.J.) High School. While I didn't choose it, I liked it, and I wanted to wear No. 10 in college. But when I played at Notre Dame, quarterbacks weren't allowed to have double-digit uniform numbers -- that was true for decades for Irish QBs. So I ended up with No. 7. When I got to the pros, I figured the number served me well in college, so I stuck with it (both in the CFL and in ...

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