Dwyer will wear 41 at Pittsburgh…and other tidbits

Jonathan Dwyer will wear No. 41 for the Pittsburgh Steelers, according a post on facebook.com. He wore No. 21 at Tech. Dwyer was selected in the sixth round of last week’s NFL draft.

Demaryius Thomas has been assigned No. 88 for the Denver Broncos. He wore No. 8 at Tech. Thomas was selected in the first round.

Morgan Burnett will wear No. 42 for the Green Bay Packers. He wore No. 1 at Tech. He was selected in the third round.

It appears Derrick Morgan hasn’t been assigned a number with the Tennessee Titans. Morgan was selected in the first round.

Other famous 41’s:

Mozart’s last symphony

Tom Seaver

Dirk Nowitzki

Glen Rice

Wes Unseld

Famous No. 42s:

Jackie Robinson

Ronnie Lott

Sid Luckman

Mariano Rivera

James Worthy

Famous No. 88s:

Alan Page

Marvin Harrison

Lynn Swann

Eric Lindros

Michael Irvin

Dale Jarrett

* names courtesy of an old SI article.

56 comments Add your comment

Jesse Stone

April 27th, 2010
2:40 pm

Didn’t Lethon Flowers, another ex-Jacket wear #41 for the Steelers?

AA

April 27th, 2010
2:47 pm

Hhhhhhhhhh. This is just not enough of an article to comment on.

Jesse Stone

April 27th, 2010
2:50 pm

#88 Broncos – Clarence Kay. #42 Packers – Darren Sharper

JAdams

April 27th, 2010
2:58 pm

WOW! Thats it, really? Why even write an article? What a waste of time. I was excited for a Tech article and I got this. I have been dissapointed by the AJC again.

POAD

April 27th, 2010
2:59 pm

I bet Dwyer shows up to camp at 218lbs and ready to show how hard he will work.

Doug Roberson

April 27th, 2010
3:03 pm

It was a just brief, folks. Not all blogs have to be tomes, as fun as those are to write and read.

Joshua Barlowe

April 27th, 2010
3:19 pm

Doug – I appreciate the brief. This is what a blog should be. Short bursts of info – thanks!! More like this more often would be best. Long articles are for the paper.

Swann's Momma

April 27th, 2010
3:33 pm

Ahem. Lynn Swann. #88.

RaleighDawg

April 27th, 2010
3:44 pm

Randy Scott wore #42 at Waycross High School (later at Clemson) in the early 70’s….and Mike McQuaig (later at Auburn) was #88 during that same time span if memory serves…go dogd !

The Truth Hurts

April 27th, 2010
3:52 pm

Dwyer will wear 41 for three pre-season games. They will assign him a new number on the practice squad.

Trevor Ritter

April 27th, 2010
3:57 pm

Dale Earnhardt Jr #88. YEAH C’MON. GIVE ME SOME DAT AMP ENERGY DRINK!

Tech Fan Since 1950

April 27th, 2010
4:04 pm

I believe Lenny Snow of Daytona Beach, Florida, a member of Georgia Tech’s Hall of Fame, wore #41 when he played for the football team in the 1960’s. He was probably Georgia Tech’s best and most heralded running back from the mid-1950’s until Eddie Lee Ivery came along in the late 1970’s.

Delbert D.

April 27th, 2010
4:07 pm

Doug – How about a piece on the QB situation at Tech? Nesbitt this year, obviously, and then Tech has a whole lot of QBs in the house. Some depth on David Sims and Jordan Luallen would be nice, beyond what is on the GT site’s player bios. Can you get some insider info?

The Dude

April 27th, 2010
4:09 pm

Thanks for the fun facts, Doug. Hopefully “JAdams” gets cancer.

Jon Dwyer

April 27th, 2010
4:23 pm

GT sucks and I can’t wait to play in the NFL Europe…Oh yeah that went away. I guess I will be holding a clipboard or play on the practice squad where the Steelers 1st defense will rip my head off.

I’m so scared……

TechGrad

April 27th, 2010
4:35 pm

It is sad when the beat writer for the AJC that covers Tech cannot come up with a better story than the numbers someone is going to wear. Just down right PATHETIC…so high school. Dude get real or find another job.

Lost Money

April 27th, 2010
4:36 pm

Dwyer fall in last week’s NFL Draft was really due to PJ’s offensive scheme. Had GT continue to run a Pro-Style offense, Dwyer would have been a first round selection. Dwyer NFL career will be longer than all of the Jacket’s picked in the 1st Round,

Lost Money

April 27th, 2010
4:39 pm

The number 41 picked by Dwyer represents all the money PJ and GT cost this young man. GT should name the stadium after Dwyer for this $41 million dollars contribution.

phoenixfalcon

April 27th, 2010
4:52 pm

that’s 30 seconds of my life i’ll never get back.

Gerald

April 27th, 2010
4:53 pm

Lost Money:

Just another UGA fan who wishes that GT would stick with a pro-style offense because they know that GT will never recruit the players for that scheme that UGA, FSU, Miami, UNC, Clemson etc. does, so GT will continue to be this 7-5 program that never threatens UGA or anyone else (but maybe Duke, Vandy and Wake Forest).

Sorry, Lost Money. Dwyer fell in the draft because of his weight issues. When it came out that the guy played at 25-30 pounds overweight last season despite knowing all season long that he was entering for the draft, teams thought that they had another LenDale White on their hands (the bust that the Tennessee Titans drafted in the 2nd round and finally got rid of this year for basically nothing). With a guy like that, not only do you wonder if he is ever going to keep his weight under control, but we have no idea the type of player that Dwyer is at his target weight. When LenDale White finally lost the weight this season, he actually became a lesser player, because he not only didn’t have the size anymore, but he wasn’t particularly fast or quick.

The Truth Hurts:

Well, UGA’s Terrell Davis didn’t do anything his first year with the Broncos either. Neither did the Falcons’ Jamal Anderson. Yet down the line both guys played against each other in the Super Bowl, didn’t they? Meanwhile, a ton of 1st round picks, including UGA’s Tim Worley, didn’t have anywhere near the careers that Davis and Anderson did.

RAMBLE ON!!!

April 27th, 2010
4:53 pm

Does anybody know if they sell beer at the Ted tonight for GT’s pounding of the fleabags?

Stinger

April 27th, 2010
4:54 pm

Lost Money you are so full of crap. You should change your name to lost memory. Dwyer will show the world that PJ’s offense prepared him well for the NFL.

Dwyer will run over people

April 27th, 2010
4:55 pm

well once again morons and idiots from Athens backwoods on here taking time out from their inbred lives to give their input..Dwyer will run over people and will pick up where he left off..

phoenixfalcon

April 27th, 2010
5:06 pm

@Lost Money

Dwyer dropped because HE came to the combine fat and out of shape, and because he ran …what was it….4.7 40? so in a nut shell, he lost out on all that money because he was LAZY.

Cuttysark

April 27th, 2010
5:20 pm

I wish nothing but the best for all of the juniors who left Georgia Tech early for the NFL. Make all of us Yellow Jacket fans proud by being productive players and good citizens at the next level. Congratulations to all of you!

For more Georgia Tech Football articles go to http://isportsweb.com. Go Jackets!

Paddy

April 27th, 2010
5:34 pm

Another famos #41 Blake Cullen

I Bleed White and Old Gold

April 27th, 2010
5:37 pm

Billy (Zeke) Martin wore #88 for Gainesville High School, for the White and Old Gold, and maybe professionally.

BobbyDodd 2120

April 27th, 2010
5:38 pm

Coach Bobby loved Lenny, Kim King & a couple of others, great memories….smokin took years off the lives of Dodd & Bud Boy….

Cosmo

April 27th, 2010
5:51 pm

Thanks for the update Doug.

Jackets2010

April 27th, 2010
6:17 pm

You left out on the list of 41s Jacket RB Lenny Snow from Dodd’s last team.

Doug Roberson

April 27th, 2010
6:32 pm

He was recovering from a toe injury at the combine. The injury was sustained during the Orange Bowl. So, he had less than two weeks to try to get into shape for the Combine.

GT3O

April 27th, 2010
6:33 pm

Good blog Doug. It’s fun to see the guys’ numbers. It’s even more fun to see the guys who wore it before them!

Doug Roberson

April 27th, 2010
6:36 pm

TechGrad: Read the previous blog.

Doug Roberson

April 27th, 2010
6:39 pm

Delbert: I wrote about the QBs in the previous blog. There’s really not a lot to say that hasn’t been written.
Tevin locked down the No. 2 job. His passing has improved a great deal.
Between Sims and Luallen, Sims seems to be the better runner. I’m afraid Luallen is going to get crunched if he doesn’t quit running so upright. Luallen is a good passer.

HatchJacket

April 27th, 2010
8:07 pm

Hey Lost Money,

You make no sense at all…here’s why: Tech’s offense is a “run-based” attack and to my knowledge Dwyer is a “running” back. If anything, he’ll be as much if not more prepared to hit the holes quicker and lead block than anyone. Just sit back and watch…the first time I saw him his freshman year, followed by a great sophomore year in a completely different offense I knew he would do well at the next level, as long as he stays healthy of course. If Tech’s offense was going to hurt anyone’s draft status, it would have been Bay-Bay’s and we all know how that turned out. I may be wrong, but I can’t think of a Uga receiver that went as high as he did since maybe Ward. Thanks for the effort though Uga fan!

HatchJacket

April 27th, 2010
8:19 pm

Ok, to substantiate my previous comment…I went back to ‘96 and didn’t see any Uga receivers picked higher than Bay-Bay was. I was wrong on Ward, he was picked in the 3rd round in ‘98. So much for that “Pro-style” offense more likely to get players drafted. Next!

JAdams

April 27th, 2010
8:39 pm

I already have cancer so thank you “the Dude”

AA

April 27th, 2010
8:41 pm

Hey ” The Dude”
J Adams happens to be my cousin and he does have cancer. So thanks for ruining our day. What kind of bs comment is that ? You must be one inconsiderate prick to say that. For your info we’re not the only ones upset with the lack of details on the Tech blog, you need to read the rest of the posts. I would tell you to get cancer but I won’t stoop that low.
THWG!!!!!

messin with sasquatch

April 27th, 2010
9:16 pm

i was told by doggs that I couldn’t diss them – I can’t have it both ways. so i am hereby posting my meaningless comments.

Seriously

April 27th, 2010
9:22 pm

For all expecting more content in this article clearly didn’t read the title – “Dwyer will wear 41 at Pittsburgh…and other tidbits”

and BTW, order in the draft doesn’t correlate (i.e., equal)to success in the NFL…

Doug, thanks for the update

HatchJacket

April 27th, 2010
9:29 pm

Seriously, I agree about draft order. I was simply trying to prove to Lost Money that the style of offense a player is part of in college doesn’t necessarily correlate to draft order either. Uga fans, for some reason, like to think that running an offense other than your typical, run of the mill, pro-style offense hurts recruiting.

Seriously

April 27th, 2010
9:38 pm

HatchJacket:
I agree with you completely. Some systems may (not sure to what extent) be able to prepare players marginally better, but overall talent/skill is most important as we have seen with several current pros in the NFL from schools I rarely hear of

Dan

April 27th, 2010
10:07 pm

Where did UGA’s pro-style offense get Thomas Brown, Danny Ware, or Kregg Lumpkin? That’s what I thought…

Stinger

April 27th, 2010
11:00 pm

Another drunk dawg gets arrested. By the end of summer, they will have to forfeit all their games. One Big Drug Loser !! 6-4 sweep Bay Bay. Give up baseball flea bags.

Dave Perno

April 28th, 2010
12:09 am

Thanks for the support Dawgs! You guys left in droves when we were WINNING!

Techie

April 28th, 2010
1:44 am

Hey Doug, how about Drew Pearson? He wore #88 for the Cowboys.

POAD

April 28th, 2010
1:51 am

I hear AJ Green could run PRO routs and he still didn’t get more yards than Bey Bey.

old gold

April 28th, 2010
5:22 am

Tech 6 UGAY 4 WE RUN THIS STATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TechGrad

April 28th, 2010
7:37 am

Doug, took your advice and looked at your earlier blogs, they too were boring.Too much butt kissing of Johnson for me.

Mozart

April 28th, 2010
7:38 am

Thanks for remembering my favorite work.