Miami Dolphins Jersey Number Assignments

Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill was assigned number 17 when he was drafted. Some players, however, have been reassigned numbers with the start of the 2012 season.

The Miami Dolphins worked the waiver wire this weekend, as well as signed eight players to the practice squad. Through all the changes, numerous jersey numbers have changed. Here is an updated list of every Dolphins player, with their (currently) assigned number.

The NFL regulates what positions can wear which numbers. The current rules allow the numbers 1-9 to be assigned to quarterbacks, kickers, and punters, while 10-19 are quarterbacks, kickers, punters, and wide receivers. Numbers 20-39 are reserved for running backs, cornerbacks, and safeties, while 40-49 adds tight ends to the previous group, assuming there are no available numbers in the 80s for the tight end.

Numbers 50-79 cover the offensive and defensive lines, with linebackers able to wear the 50-59 block. Moving back to the offensive side of the ball, the block of numbers 80-89 is reserved for wide receivers and tight ends. The final numbers 90-99, are back on defense, with linebackers or defensive lineman allowed to wear them.

A player must wear a number assigned to his "primary" position, and is not required to change his number if changing positions, as long as he is not moving from a receiver eligible position to a non-eligible number. This rule effected Miami's Will Yeatman this year, who was number 89 as a tight end last year, and is now assigned number 60 as a tackle.

A player may also were any number during the preseason, since there are a larger number of players on each team's roster. Once the team's cut roster down to the 53-man regular season limit, every player number be assigned a number within their position block.

The use of the numbers 0 and 00 was ended in 1973.

On to the Dolphins numbers:

Quarterbacks:

Pat Devlin 7
Matt Moore 8
David Garrard 9
Ryan Tannehill 17

Running Backs:

Reggie Bush 22
Daniel Thomas 33
Marcus Thigpen 34
Lamar Miller 44

Fullbacks:

Jorvorskie Lane 41

Wide Receivers:

Marlon Moore 14
Davone Bess 15
Legedu Naanee 19
Brian Hartline 82
Rishard Matthews 86
Anthony Armstrong 87

Tight Ends:

Charles Clay 42
Anthony Fasano 80
Michael Egnew 84
Jeron Mastrud 88

Tackles:

Will Yeatman 60
Jonathan Martin 71
Jake Long 77

Guards:

Richie Incognito 68
Artis Hicks 73
John Jerry 74
Nate Garner 75

Centers:

Mike Pouncey 51
Josh Samuda 64

Defensive Ends:

Olivier Vernon 50
Derrick Shelby 79
Cameron Wake 91
Jared Odrick 98

Defensive Tackle:

Tony McDaniel 78
Randy Starks 94
Paul Soliai 96
Kheeston Randall 97

Linebackers:

Sammy Brown 52
Austin Spitler 53
Koa Misi 55
Kevin Burnett 56
Karlos Dansby 58
Jason Trusnik 93

Cornerbacks:

Sean Smith 24
R.J. Stanford 25
Nolan Carroll 28
Richard Marshall 31

Safety:

Reshad Jones 20
Troy Nolan 23
Jimmy Wilson 27
Chris Clemons 30

Special Teams:

P Brandon Fields 2
K Dan Carpenter 5
LS John Denney 92

Practice Squad:

CB De'Andre Presley 21
S Anderson Russell 40
LB Jonathan Freeny 49
LB Josh Kaddu 57
G Chandler Burden 63
T Andrew McDonald 67
WR Chris Hogan 81
WR Jeff Fuller 83

Other:

S Kelcie McCray 37 Injured Reserve
RB Jonas Gray 46 Reserve/PUP
G Eric Steinbach 63 Retired


Note: All number information via MiamiDolphins.com

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