Monday, May 13, 2013

"Number One in Your Programs," Part II

Something happened recently that the Green Bay Packers haven't seen in nearly 90 years.

A player has been issued jersey number 1.

As we discussed last year, Curly Lambeau is the only Packer to wear the digit in a football game. Vince Lombardi had the number emblazoned on his sideline gear. And to that select group, we add... Matt Brown?

Brown is a quarterback out of Illinois State, signed by the Packers as an undrafted free agent. If he makes it through training camp and into a preseason game, he'll be the first number one since Lambeau in 1926.


Rusty Rayner said...

WHAT!?!? If the only player to wear #1 was Curly then it should not be given out. No matter what. Totally stupid.

Packerfan4ever said...

This is sacrilege! How on earth isn't #1 retired yet?!