Newly signed 49ers kicker Phil Dawson is doing everything he can to endear himself to the fan base. In his initial conference call, Dawson acknowledged he would likely have to change jersey numbers since Andy Lee sported his normal No. 4. A day later, a decision has been made, and it's kind of awesome.
Per source (OK, it was Phil Dawson's wife, Shannon), the #49ers new kicker will wear No. 9 this season.— Eric Branch (@Eric_Branch) March 21, 2013
Dawson's new number will create a meaningful juxtaposition with holder Andy Lee. Obviously, the Dawsons put a lot of thought into the choice— Matt Barrows (@mattbarrows) March 21, 2013
There you have it. The 49ers holder/kicker tandem will combine to sport the number 49. Does it get any more awesome than that?
Dawson will also follow David Akers lead and leave the Tony Montana squad to their own dancing.
And, finally, go-to-quote man Phil Dawson on joining The Tony Montana squad: "There'll be 10 guys dancing out there." #49ers— Eric Branch (@Eric_Branch) March 21, 2013
One of these days the 49ers will have a kicker that joins in the dancing fun. I have to think it's inevitable, right?