Henke mostly wore No. 75, but also wore Nos. 47 and 89--and it was as No. 89 that he made the Pro Bowl in 1952, so we're include him here rather than Tai Streets. Henke played only five seasons in San Francisco before being traded to Detroit for Bill Arnsparger, but during that time he started 93 of 96 games he appeared in. He finished with 222 catches for 2,619 yards (10.7 avg.) 16 TDs.
Number 89 has been worn by several players over the years, most recently by Michael Crabtree from 2006-14. The last player to wear this number prior to Crabtree is Brandon Jones, who died in a car accident in August 2015 at the age of 28. Before that, Number 89 had not been worn since 1989 when it was worn by Eric Wright until he was killed in a shooting in January 1998 at the age of 26.
Crabtree had a breakout season in 2011, catching 79 passes for 1,105 yards and 10 touchdowns. He was named the NFC's Offensive Player of the Year and also won the Walter Payton Award as the best offensive player in the NFL. At the end of the 2012 season, Crabtree had 105 receptions for 1,409 yards and 12 touchdowns. In 2013, his production decreased slightly, with 77 catches for 1,203 yards and eight touchdowns.
Last but not least, Jeremy Roenick, who wore number 27 as a Chicago Blackhawk and a San Jose Shark, is back by popular demand (he wore 97 as a Coyote, LA King, and Flyer).
It's hardly surprising that you can't think of a single NFL player that wore the number 00. The 0 and 00 jersey numbers were banned by the NFL in 1973, but not before Otto established his own reputation. The Wisconsin native was a three-time All-Pro pick and three-time Pro Bowl selection.
Bruce Smith and Anthony Munoz, both Hall of Fame football players, wore number 78. Both were Pro Bowlers 11 times. Smith, though, won the coin toss since he is the all-time sack leader.
Hines Ward of the Steelers is the choice for greatest player to wear the #86 on his back, with two Super Bowl rings, four Pro Bowl appearances, and over 12,000 receiving yards.
From 00 to 99: Choosing the best professional sportsmen to wear each uniform number. From 00 through 99, USA Today Sports prepared a list of some of the top players from all sports to wear each number.
Number 0 of 100: The Best Player to Wear Every Jersey When you think of numbers in professional sports, you probably think of the statistical patterns that decide an MLB team's batting order against a specific pitcher, or the number behind the answer to a specific piece of sports trivia.
Pittman wore number 24 at Penn State, the same number as his childhood hero and fellow Nittany Lion, Lenny Moore. To commemorate his father, his son Tony wore the same number throughout his time at Penn State (1992–1994). (Lenny Moore wore 24 as a Baltimore Colt but 42 when playing at Penn State.)
Tony Pittman went on to have a successful career in football after leaving Penn State. He finished his career with 177 catches for 2,674 yards and 21 touchdowns.
After retiring from football, he became an assistant coach under his father at East Carolina before being hired by his old boss Joe Paterno as the wide receivers coach at Penn State in 1996. The younger Pittman helped recruit several top-flight receivers to Penn State, including Mark Jackson, Derrick Alexander, and Brian Westbrook. He left the program after three seasons to take over as the head coach of the South Carolina Jaguars of the World Football League but was fired after only one season with the franchise.
He returned to Penn State in 1999 as a graduate assistant coach and served in that role until 2001 when he was given his first full-time position as receivers coach. In 2004, he was promoted to associate head coach under Joe Paterno before taking over as offensive coordinator following Paterno's death the next year. He had been serving in this capacity since then.