Okay, so I’m a little weird.
I think it’s fascinating what jersey numbers athletes wear.
I have no solid reason for being fixated on numbers….I mean, I hate math….that’s why I went into journalism.
Maybe my interest in this numerical sociology comes from being a superstitious former college baseball player and identifying players and people with the number they wear.
I also have a tendency to judge athletes based on what number they wear. For instance, I’ve always thought that anyone wearing the #1 is overly cocky!
My college baseball number was 22 and my brother was 33. Maybe it’s because I’m a twin, but something about identical numbers side by side looks so right.
So, for the last 12 years all the log-in’s and pass codes I’ve needed for anything usually have a 22 or a 33.
Now, enough rambling….the reason I’m writing all this is because the Saints issued Jersey numbers to their new players.
So, for all the passionate black and gold faithful out there looking to go buy a new souvenir jersey….here they are:
1st Round: USC DT Sedrick Ellis
Ellis’ College Number: #49
2nd Round: Indiana CB Tracy Porter
Porter’s college number: #9
Last Saint to wear #22: Fred Thomas
Best Saint to wear #22: Gil Fenerty
5th Round: Nebraska OT Carl Nicks
Nicks college number: #77
5th Round: N.C. State DT DeMario Pressley
Pressley’s college number: #92
6th Round: Wisconsin K Taylor Mehlhaff
New Saints Number: #5
Last Saint to wear #5: QB Matt Baker
7th Round: Michigan WR Adrian Arrington
New Saints Number: #87
Arrington’s college number: #16