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49ers announce rookie, non-rookie jersey numbers/changes

The Niners officially have 14 jersey changes on the roster, not counting their rookie class.

NFL: San Francisco 49ers Rookie Minicamp D. Ross Cameron-USA TODAY Sports

We knew Jason Verrett, Emmanuel Moseley, and Jaquiski Tartt would be wearing different jersey numbers in 2021, as they each announced it on their Instagram. On Monday morning, the San Francisco 49ers officially announced 11 other non-rookie jersey numbers that will be different for this upcoming season:

2- Jason Verrett

4- Emmanuel Moseley

7- Jared Mayden

18- Mohamed Sanu

22- Wayne Gallman Jr.

26- Jaquiski Tartt

32- Tavon Wilson

47- Nathan Gerry

50- Alex Mack

56- Samson Ebukam

81- Trent Sherfield

92- Zach Kerr

96- Maurice Hurst

98- Arden Key

Something about a member of the secondary wearing a single-digit number is so perfect to me.

Ebukam previously wore No. 50, but that’ll belong to Mack now. Mack wore No. 51 for five years in Atlanta. That number belongs to Azeez Al-Shaair. I wonder if Mack tried to get his number from Al-Shaair and if the third-year pro didn’t budge.

Gallman takes Verrett’s old number, Sherfield will wear Jordan Reed’s previous number, Kerr takes over for Kerry Hyder, and Hurst does the same for Dion Jordan.

As for the rookies, here’s a look at their numbers, based on what they wore at last Friday’s minicamp:

5- Trey Lance

62- Aaron Banks

28- Trey Sermon

41- Ambry Thomas

76- Jaylon Moore

38- Deommodore Lenoir

29- Talanoa Hufanga

49- Elijah Mitchell

Poor Mitchell. That’s an ugly number for a running back. Something tells me if he makes the roster, he won’t be wearing No. 49 for much longer.

I like 28 on Sermon. We know Lance is a big guy, but based on this video, Sermon qualifies as a large human, too:

That stood out to me more than any practice completion percentage numbers tweeted out without any lineman on the field.