Found September 20, 2012 on It's Always Sunny in Detroit:
Athletes often have a reason for the number they wear. Whether it was worn by their childhood idol or they have worn it since Little League or even the way it looks on them. At Michigan State, T.J. Duckett enjoyed the number 8 because of the “infinite look”. For B.C Lions linebacker Adam Bighill, that number is 44. The second year CFL player was “bestowed” number 44 at Central Washington University as a symbol of being the leader of their defense. “It was handed down from player to player every year, kind of representing the leader of the defence,” Bighill said. “Determination, toughness, leadership, all that stuff. It is a sacred number. That’s why it means so much to me.” Number 44 was being worn by another B.C. Lions player during Bighill’s rookie campaign, which was spent mostly on special teams. Last year, he wore number 50. While you wouldn’t think many fans would wear the jersey of a special teams player, there are a fair number of them in British Columbia. When 44...
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