Football jerseys

Numbers football players wear have some meaning to the athlete.

The first thing people see on a football player is the jersey number, which is designed to assist an official in determining the possible rules infractions by players.

Certain numbers may only be worn by players in specific positions. For instance, numbers 1 to 19 are for quarterbacks, punters and kickers. Wide Receivers can have numbers between 10 and 19 if 80 through 89 have been assigned.