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
- Oscar Robertson
- Derrick Rose
- Ozzie Smith
- Billy Martin
- Carlos Correa
- Richie Ashburn