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Leonard Hankerson Fishes His Numeric Wish

Posted by Brian Tinsman on July 29, 2011 – 6:59 pm

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Redskins rookie wide receiver Leonard Hankerson has always been No. 85 on the football field.  In high school, 85.  At the University of Miami, 85.  And now as a member of the Washington Redskins, he will rock the same digits.

Hankerson was informed of his number on Monday night after talking to the coaching staff on the phone.  He finally showed off his new digs today in practice.  Ever since the draft in April, the team had earmarked the number for him, knowing he was interested.  Hankerson celebrated on twitter (@HankTime85):

Before he ever set foot in Washington, Hankerson has already appeared in a No. 85 Redskins jersey as part of the Topps trading cards phot shoot (via twitter):

Looks like he gambled correctly on his jersey numbers or those cards would be worth a lot of money someday.  Maybe.

The good news is that No. 85 officially belongs to Hankerson.  If all goes well, No. 85 will be an occupied number on the roster number for a long time.

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2 Responses to “Leonard Hankerson Fishes His Numeric Wish”

  1. By Patrick on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    I’m hoping he’ll be around for a while. I think the Skins got a steal getting him in the 3rd round. Hopefully his success at Miami can translate to the NFL.

  2. By Joe on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    Was hoping Kerrigan would have went with a 90’s number, to pair with Rak, but O well, just care if he causes havoc in those opposing teams backfields…HAIL!

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