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Tuesday July 9, 2013 From 5 to 99: A look at jersey numbers of Gators' newcomers

Updated: 4:15pm, July 9

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Freshman RB Kelvin Taylor's No. 21 is a number Florida fans know well thanks to his dad Fred.

I'm not a big uniform numbers guy. Never really have been.

Sure, I know Michael Jordan wore No. 23 for the Bulls. I know my favorite baseball player as a kid, former Braves center fielder Dale Murphy, wore No. 3.

Of course, I know Tim Tebow wore 15 for the Gators and Loucheiz Purifoy wears it now. But off the top of my head, I have no idea what number baseball star Miguel Cabrera wears for the Tigers or what number quarterback Joe Flacco is in Baltimore.

I just bumped into freshman receiver Marqui Hawkins at the Reitz Union and had no clue what his name was until I asked. If he had been wearing his No. 81, well, I must confess I still wouldn’t have known, at least not until a few days into camp when most of the numbers start sticking in my head.

I've learned that not everyone is like me. Players have been known to make trades for numbers. Some fans can recite the number of every player on their favorite team and the jersey numbers of their favorite team’s biggest rival.

They talk about numbers on message boards. They discuss them on Twitter. They care from 00 to 99.

So, for those who already know the three No. 4s on this year’s Gators team (WR Andre Debose, DL Damien Jacobs and P Kyle Christie), here are the digits for the newcomers fresh off the press in the Gators football media guide:

No., Player (Pos.)

 5 – Ahmad Fulwood (WR)

 9 – Matt Rolin (LB)

11 – Demarcus Robinson (WR)

12 – Max Staver (QB)

13 – Daniel McMillian (LB)

16 – Vernon Hargreaves III (DB)

17 – Jordan Sherit (DL)

19 – Johnny Townsend (P)

21 – Kelvin Taylor (RB)

22 – Adam Lane (RB)

22 – Nick Washington (DB)

26 – Marcell Harris (DB)

34 – Alex Anzalone (LB)

40 – Jarrad Davis (LB)

42 – Keanu Neal (DB)

45 – Antonio Riles (DL)

50 – Octavius Jackson (OL)

55 – Darious Cummings (DL)

55 – Roderick Johnson (OL)

57 – Caleb Brantley (DL)

71 – Cameron Dillard (OL)

73 – Tyler Moore (OL)

74 – Trenton Brown (OL)

80 – Trevon Young (TE)

81 – Marqui Hawkins (WR)

85 – Chris Thompson (WR)

89 – Alvin Bailey (WR)

91 – Joey Ivie (DL)

99 – Jay-nard Bostwick (DL)

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