(BVM) – During the NFL owners’ meetings on Tuesday, the league announced its plan to allow players to wear the number zero. This number has been out of the NFL for decades, last being worn by a player in 1981.
NFL owners just approved the proposal to allow players to wear Number Zero, I’m told.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 28, 2023
As the news broke, it didn’t take long for players across the league to react to the news. This includes Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Calvin Ridley, who announced that he would wear the number this season.
— Jacksonville Jaguars (@Jaguars) March 28, 2023
While the NFL is finally back to allowing the No. 0 to be worn by its players, there are a number of other leagues that have allowed both 0 and 00 to be worn for decades. A number of notable players across all four major sports (baseball, basketball, hockey and football) have worn the number, some more honorably than others. Here are the top 10 players across all four major sports to wear 0 or 00.