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Reggie Bush Will Wear No. 21 For The Lions

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MIAMI GARDENS, FL - DECEMBER 23: Reggie Bush #22 of the Miami Dolphins looks towards the fans as he celebrates his touchdown against the Buffalo Bills on December 23, 2012 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. The Dolphins defeated the Bills 24-10. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

MIAMI GARDENS, FL – DECEMBER 23: Reggie Bush #22 of the Miami Dolphins looks towards the fans as he celebrates his touchdown against the Buffalo Bills on December 23, 2012 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. The Dolphins defeated the Bills 24-10. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

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By: Evan Jankens

The newest Detroit Lion Reggie Bush didn’t know during his news conference yesterday what number he would wear. The Lions announced today through their Twitter that Bush will wear 21.

The running back wore 22 last year for the Dolphins, but this was not an option for the new Lion because it is Bobby Layne’s retired number. When Bush was with the New Orleans Saints, he wore 25 which is currently worn by Lions RB Mikel Leshoure.

Another option for Bush could have stemmed back to  his college days at USC when he wore 5. According to Profootballtalk.com, when Bush turned pro he wanted his college number 5, but the league has a rule saying that RB’s can only wear numbers 20-49. The request was denied.

If you are interested, you can purchase your own Reggie Bush no. 21 jersey HERE.

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