Second year linebacker Bruce Davis has switched jersey numbers.
Last year as a rookie, he wore No. 53. Now he’s wearing No. 50, the number worn by linebacker Larry Foote the past seven years.
“Right after the Super Bowl when we knew Foote was leaving, I asked him if he would mind if I wore 50,” Davis said. “He said, ‘Nope, as long as you do it proud.’ ”
When he played college football at UCLA, Davis wore No. 44.
“Nothing special about 50,” Davis said. “I just hated 53. And since I can’t wear 44 as a pro, I jumped at the chance to wear 50.”
Photo courtesy of UCLA Athletic Department