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Look: Rams releasing limited number of authentic Kenny Washington jerseys

Kenny Washington was a trailblazer in the game of football. Though he only played three seasons in the NFL, he made history in doing so; Washington was the first African-American player in the modern era to sign a contract in the NFL.

He signed with the Rams in 1946, and this February, the franchise is commemorating his legacy by releasing an authentic Kenny Washington jersey from his time in Los Angeles. The Rams announced the release on Tuesday, with a limited number of jerseys being available on Feb. 16.

It’s a throwback long sleeve jersey, which was worn by the Rams from 1946-1948. Check out the Rams’ announcement in the video below.

Story originally appeared on Rams Wire