NFL owners have approved a proposal that will allow certain players to wear the number 0.
Shortly after the announcement, Calvin Ridley couldn’t contain his excitement.
The Jacksonville Jaguars receiver tweeted that he will wear the number in his debut season in Florida.
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«Excited to be the first Jaguars player to wear a zero,» he tweeted.
Ridley previously wore No. 18 while with the Atlanta Falcons.
The NCAA allowed college football players to wear the number starting in 2020.
Linemen will be prohibited from using the number; they are still only allowed the numbers 50-79 and 90-99.
The recent proposal also gave some leeway for kickers and kickers, who are now allowed to wear the numbers 0-49 and 90-99, dating back to their college days.
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The NFL gave players some leeway ahead of the 2021 season, expanding the rules and regulations for player uniform numbers, which many took advantage of.