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When East Carolina beat Tulsa today on a hail mary with no time left, Tulsa had two defenders wearing #1 on the field - DB Trent Wilkins and WR Trae Johnson.

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I was under the impression that two players on the same squad were allowed to wear the same number, as long as they never took the field at the same time. Is this incorrect, or did the refs just miss it?

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I thought it was just they had to be on different sides of the ball, in this case a DB (def.) and a WR (off.), I never really heard anything about being on the field at the same time. But either way its still funny/odd.

That was the final play of the game...a hail mary.

Coaches tend to put Wideouts in the secondary along with D-Backs. I'm sure that's what happened here.

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When East Carolina beat Tulsa today on a hail mary with no time left, Tulsa had two defenders wearing #1 on the field - DB Trent Wilkins and WR Trae Johnson.

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I was under the impression that two players on the same squad were allowed to wear the same number, as long as they never took the field at the same time. Is this incorrect, or did the refs just miss it?

I saw that too. I don't think it's allowed. I think the refs just missed it. I remember they threw a flag on that play, but never heard a call.

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When East Carolina beat Tulsa today on a hail mary with no time left, Tulsa had two defenders wearing #1 on the field - DB Trent Wilkins and WR Trae Johnson.

zK4Dz.jpg

I was under the impression that two players on the same squad were allowed to wear the same number, as long as they never took the field at the same time. Is this incorrect, or did the refs just miss it?

I went to middle and high school with that same Trae Johnson.

I'm going to have to ask him what was up on facebook later.

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Players are allowed to wear the same number but two players wearing the same number aren't supposed to be on the field at the same time. I think teams complained when Oklahoma would send Antonio Perkins and Adrian Peterson back deep to run back kicks because both wore 28 and they didn't know who was who.

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Louisville's Greg Scruggs announced via Twitter that he was changing his number (he was 11) because he and Josh Chichester would be on the fired for the same time and since they had the same number, it wouldn't have been allowed so he switched to 6. Yeah, a DT wearing 6.

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Louisville's Greg Scruggs announced via Twitter that he was changing his number (he was 11) because he and Josh Chichester would be on the fired for the same time and since they had the same number, it wouldn't have been allowed so he switched to 6. Yeah, a DT wearing 6.

Not as uncommon as you might think...Marvin Austin wears (well, wore, depending on how this NCAA investigation goes) #9 for the Tar Heels.

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And it occurred in the WHA in 77-78.

Robbie Ftorek and Claude LaRose both wore number 8 for about 22 games after petitioning the league. They were often on the ice at the same time. I have a video of this somewhere...

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Louisville's Greg Scruggs announced via Twitter that he was changing his number (he was 11) because he and Josh Chichester would be on the fired for the same time and since they had the same number, it wouldn't have been allowed so he switched to 6. Yeah, a DT wearing 6.

Maybe it's just me but D-lineman wearing small numbers like 6 or 10 are one of the things I love about college football. (I saw a D-line guy wearing 10 last season but I don't recall who he played for. Alabama maybe?) I think it's cool that Etienne Sabino wears number 6 as an LB for Ohio State.

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Louisville's Greg Scruggs announced via Twitter that he was changing his number (he was 11) because he and Josh Chichester would be on the fired for the same time and since they had the same number, it wouldn't have been allowed so he switched to 6. Yeah, a DT wearing 6.

Maybe it's just me but D-lineman wearing small numbers like 6 or 10 are one of the things I love about college football. (I saw a D-line guy wearing 10 last season but I don't recall who he played for. Alabama maybe?) I think it's cool that Etienne Sabino wears number 6 as an LB for Ohio State.

I agree with you on that. It's really cool to see DE wearing #1. I've never seen #2-5 on a DL, but I do think it's cool to see them in low numbers. Just like I like kickers with numbers in the 90's.

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Louisville's Greg Scruggs announced via Twitter that he was changing his number (he was 11) because he and Josh Chichester would be on the fired for the same time and since they had the same number, it wouldn't have been allowed so he switched to 6. Yeah, a DT wearing 6.

Maybe it's just me but D-lineman wearing small numbers like 6 or 10 are one of the things I love about college football. (I saw a D-line guy wearing 10 last season but I don't recall who he played for. Alabama maybe?) I think it's cool that Etienne Sabino wears number 6 as an LB for Ohio State.

Funny that you should mention Sabino because I think he was involved with one of these miscues in 2008.

He started out with #6 and was on the field at the same time with Grant Schwartz (who had #6 that year).

He moved to #3 for the second game as Jamario O'Neal was serving a two game suspension.

Finally was moved to #11 for the USC game and finished the year in that.

And then went back to 6 for the 2009 season, forcing Schwartz to switch from 6 to 17.

Whew.

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Louisville's Greg Scruggs announced via Twitter that he was changing his number (he was 11) because he and Josh Chichester would be on the fired for the same time and since they had the same number, it wouldn't have been allowed so he switched to 6. Yeah, a DT wearing 6.

Maybe it's just me but D-lineman wearing small numbers like 6 or 10 are one of the things I love about college football. (I saw a D-line guy wearing 10 last season but I don't recall who he played for. Alabama maybe?) I think it's cool that Etienne Sabino wears number 6 as an LB for Ohio State.

I agree with you on that. It's really cool to see DE wearing #1. I've never seen #2-5 on a DL, but I do think it's cool to see them in low numbers. Just like I like kickers with numbers in the 90's.

That too. I get a kick out of seeing a punter wearing number 96.

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