If We Give You the NFL Player, Can You Give Us His Jersey Number?


By: Gavin Thagard

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About This Quiz

Tom Brady, Richard Sherman, Aaron Rodgers, Todd Gurley; they are the star players who define the NFL today with their outstanding play on the field and commentary or charitable acts off the field. How well do you really know these players, though? What about their teammates or other stars around the league? Can you name these players' jersey numbers? Here's your chance to find out! 

Unlike basketball or baseball, NFL players are covered in gear from head to toe so getting to know them is much more difficult since the main image that pops in your head when you think about them is their football uniform, from their helmet to their cleats. However, the most defining part of that uniform is the jersey number. 

Many NFL players are synonymous with their jersey number. So much so, that they're often called by that number instead of by their actual name. After all, if you're a  commentator, it's easier to call out a player's jersey number than to remember the names of hundreds of players around the league. 

Can you connect NFL players to their jersey numbers? Why not give it a try with this quiz? That's if you're up for the challenge, of course! 

What number does Adrian Peterson wear?

In 2012, Adrian Paterson was nine yards away from breaking the NFL rushing record. He finished with 2,097 yards.


What number does Tom Brady wear?

Tom Brady is a five-time Super Bowl champion. He's widely considered the greatest quarterback to ever play the game.


What number does Richard Sherman wear?

Richard Sherman was a member of the Legion of Boom. This was a unit that made up Seattle's defensive secondary.


What number does Odell Beckham Jr. wear?

Odell Beckham Jr. plays wide receiver for the New York Giants. He was drafted out of LSU.


What number does Rob Gronkowski wear?

Rob Gronkowski is regarded as one of the best tight ends to ever play the game. However, injuries have hampered much of his career.


What number does Marshawn Lynch wear?

Marshawn Lynch's nickname is "Beast Mode." The name comes from his violent running style.


What number does Aaron Rodgers wear?

Aaron Rodgers replaced Brett Farve as quarterback of the Green Bay Packers. This forced Farve to leave the Packers, eventually ending up with the team's rival, the Minnesota Vikings.


What number does Drew Brees wear?

Drew Brees has spent most of his career with the New Orleans Saints. He led the team to a Super Bowl in 2009.


What number does Dez Bryant wear?

Dez Bryant was drafted out of Oklahoma State University. He was chosen as the 24th overall pick.


What number does Jay Ajayi wear?

Jay Ajayi is a running back from the United Kingdom. He played college football at Boise State University.


What number does Von Miller wear?

Von Miller was the leader of the Broncos defense when they went to the Super Bowl in 2015. He was named Super Bowl MVP in that game.


What number does Cam Newton wear?

Cam Newton was drafted out of Auburn University. In his single season in the plains, Newton won the Heisman trophy.


What number does Khalil Mack wear?

Kalil Mack was chosen as the fifth pick in the 2014 NFL draft. Before joining the NFL, Mack was an outstanding college player, setting the record for most forced fumbles while at Buffalo.


What number does J.J. Watt wear?

J.J. Watt plays defensive end. He was named the AP Defensive Player of the Year three times throughout his career.


What number does Antonio Brown wear?

Antonio Brown got in trouble for filming a locker room celebration after a playoff game in 2017. The video featured head coach Mike Tomlin criticizing their upcoming opponent, New England.


What number does Luke Kuechly wear?

Luke Kuechly led the NFL in tackles his rookie season. That earned him the Defensive Rookie of the Year award.


What number does Sean Lee wear?

Sean Lee played college football at Penn State. He was drafted in 2010 by the Dallas Cowboys.


What number does Clay Matthews wear?

Clay Matthews comes from a football family. Both his father and uncle were players in the NFL.


What number does Eric Berry wear?

Eric Berry underwent chemotherapy after being diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma. He returned to the NFL and was named Comeback Player of the Year.


What number does David Johnson wear?

Unlike many NFL stars, David Johnson played college football at a small university. He was drafted in the third round of the 2015 NFL draft.


What number does Julio Jones wear?

Julio Jones was a star receiver at the University of Alabama. He helped guide the team to an undefeated season and a National Championship.


What number does Matt Ryan wear?

In 2016, Matt Ryan was named the NFL's MVP. He went to the Super Bowl that year but his team was defeated by the New England Patriots.


What number does A.J. Green wear?

A.J. Green plays wide receiver for the Cincinnati Bengals. His best year was in 2013 when he caught 98 passes for more than 1,400 yards.


What number does Mark Ingram wear?

Mark Ingram was a Heisman Trophy winner while in college. He played for the University of Alabama.


What number does Amari Cooper wear?

Amari Cooper was drafted by the Raiders. He was chosen as the fourth overall pick.


What number does Jameis Winston wear?

Jameis Winston won the Heisman Trophy while playing at Florida State University. He was the youngest player ever to win the award.


What number does Todd Gurley wear?

Todd Gurley entered his rookie season recovering from an ACL injury. Still, he managed to win the Offensive Rookie of the Year award.


What number does Josh Norman wear?

Josh Norman was a star player on the Panthers defense during their Super Bowl run in 2014-15. However, he was released after that season and signed with the Redskins.


What number does Carson Wentz wear?

Led by Carson Wentz, the Philadelphia Eagles made it into the 2017-18 playoffs. However, near the end of the season, Wentz tore his ACL and missed the playoffs.


What number does Russell Wilson wear?

Russell Wilson plays quarterback for the Seahawks. He led the team to a Super Bowl victory in 2014.


What number does Jordy Nelson wear?

Jordy Nelson was drafted in the second round of the 2008 NFL draft. He played college football at Kansas State.


What number does Patrick Peterson wear?

Patrick Peterson was an outstanding defensive player at LSU. While there, he won both the Chuck Bednarik Award and the Jim Thorpe Award.


What number does Kam Chancellor wear?

Kam Chancellor played college football at Virginia Tech. He led the team to two ACC Championships.


What number does Jared Goff wear?

Jarod Goff was the first overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft. That same draft included Carson Wentz.


What number does Ezekiel Elliott wear?

Ezekiel Elliott quickly established himself as one of the best running backs in the NFL. He led the league in rushing in 2016.


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