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I'm watching the Texas-Nebraska game and I noticed that two of Texas's players, Limas Sweed and Drew Kelson, wear number 4.

4 Drew Kelson LB 6-2 220 Jr. Houston, TX

4 Limas Sweed WR 6-5 219 Jr. Navasota, TX

I also remember when Mario Williams was at NC State, he and the QB Marcus Stone both wore number 9. Is there a rule that says there cannot be two players wearing the same number or because 1 player is on offense and the other on defense is it allowed? I just wanted to know because it seemed weird having two players with the same number.

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The rule is that the two players just can't be on the field at the same time. At Wake we have a corner and a safety that are both 29. The safety is on the scout team and will most likely never play (this year at least). I know for most of the players that have duplicates at Wake, one of them is usually a walk-on.

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It's common at Nebraska.....the roster usually has more than 100 players on it, so they have to use a few twice.

Zac Taylor and Corey McKeon are both starters who wear 13. Likewise, Cody Glenn and Stewart Bradley wear 34. In both cases, the statisticians get confused. Following games online, you get McKeon (a linebacker) credited with passing yards and Glenn (running back) get credited for tackles.

It bugs me a bit.....I'd rather seeing duplicates at least tried to be limited to redshirts or those otherwise low on the depth chart.

Of course, nobody would have noticed McKeon today because he didn't do crap.

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This can lead to some confusion... I remember in the 1993 Rose Bowl (Michigan beat Washington 38-31) the lead photo for the AP story about the game showed Michigan #18 making a great diving catch on a bomb. Of course, the story misidentified the player as punter Chris Stapleton instead of WR Amani Toomer.

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I wasn't aware of that rule, and was intrigued in South Bend yesterday at the UCLA-Notre Dame game. The Bruins' had #12s at quarterback and linebacker and a quick check of the program showed both listed (as well as a number of other duplicates). Thanks for the update on the NCAA rule.

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Here's more to pile on... Oklahoma:

4, 5, 7, 8, 13 (3 guys, DB, RB, and P), 14, 15, 16, 18, 20, 22, 31, 34, 40, 41, 84, 85, and 89 are all shared...

0, 00, 37, 38 (held out this season in honor of Prentice Gautt, OU's first black player), 44, 47, 56, 59, 61, 67, 69, and 95 are not used.

Here's the roster

Marc

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Wisconsin had a couple of injuries in a game in the late 1990s. I wanna say 1998 or so. They ended up having two players wearing #12 on the kickoff team on one kickoff. I'd never seen anything like that before, or since.

But most college teams have duplicates. Usually one of the players does not play at all (or much).

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What would you do when you have more than 100 players on the roster?

Not have a ridiculously high number of players on the roster?

So, in order to preserve unique uniform numbers, you're going to cut some walk-on kid who is willing to put his heart and soul into practices in order to have the honor of standing on the sideline on game day as the seventh-string safety? Nice. You should work for the NCAA.

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