Why did Joe Montana change his jersey number from 19, his high school number, to number 16 while in his rookie year?
#98284. Asked by julinish. (Aug 04 08 8:00 PM)
Montana desired to wear #16 on his jersey, but was rebuffed because Chiefs former quarterback and NFL Hall of Famer Len Dawson wore that number in his playing days in Kansas City and it was retired. Montana then chose #3, but that too was rebuffed because Chiefs former place kicker and NFL Hall of Famer Jan Stenerud wore #3 and it was also retired. Montana settled for his high school jersey number, #19.
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