Tua Chooses #1: Other Athletes Who've Had Success Wearing That Jersey #...


Tua is No. 1.

Tua Tagovailoa, in an announcement widely anticipated since he was drafted, revealed to the world he will wear jersey No. 1 for the Miami Dolphins.

Among the numbers Tagovailoa had discussed potentially wearing in the NFL before the draft were 1 and 2. But in Miami, punter Matt Haack wears 2.

13 and 12 are retired (Marino and Griese) so he settled on 1. Here's a brief history of the #1 in pro sports:

Eight Hall of Famers have worn 1, including Jim Thorpe and Warren Moon.

The most well-known player to wear 1 for the Dolphins is kicker Garo Yepremian, who wore the number from 1970-78.

According to Pro Football Reference, the most accomplished players since 1966 to wear 1 are: Moon, Cam Newton, Gary Anderson, Jason Elam, Garo Yepremian, Rafael Septien, John Smith, Matt Turk.

Among the notable other QBs would be Jeff George and Kyler Murray. (Read more @ USAToday.com)

Here are some athletes in other sports who have worn the #1:

  • Penny Hardaway
  • Chris Bosh
  • T-Mac
  • Oscar Robertson
  • Derrick Rose
  • Ozzie Smith
  • Billy Martin
  • Carlos Correa
  • Richie Ashburn
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