Announced on Twitter Friday afternoon, Michigan sophomore wide receiver/kick returner Giles Jackson and true freshman cornerback Andre Seldon will rock the No. 0 for the Wolverines next season.
Bet that up !— G5 (@gilesjackson__) May 15, 2020
We the first to wear it 〽️ one of a kind https://t.co/VYgbEjlZSl
Seldon announced the news first, as head coach Jim Harbaugh texted him a happy birthday and that his present was the No. 0 for the upcoming season. Jackson then replied by saying he was also making the switch.
The pair of Wolverines will be the first players to wear No. 0 in program history. The reason why is because the NCAA did not allow the No. 0 to be used before, but they made the change to the rulebook this offseason. It’s kind of strange No. 0 wasn’t allowed beforehand, as several players in the NBA have made the number cool to wear, including Russell Westbrook, Andre Drummond, Jayson Tatum and plenty others before them.
Personally, it will take some getting used to seeing No. 0 on the gridiron, but I think the change was one that should’ve been made years ago. It’s weird the NCAA didn’t allow the No. 0 to be used before, but then again, it is the NCAA after all.
Jackson wore No. 15 for Michigan in 2019. Seldon, a former four-star recruit from Belleville, is entering his first season in Ann Arbor.