One of the first questions fans of a player will ask when they join a new team is what number will they be wearing. Fans of Penn State and the NFL’s Washington Commanders now have an answer for what number Jahan Dotson will be wearing in his rookie season. Dotson is going with No. 1.
Washington officially revealed jersey numbers for their newest additions from the 2022 NFL Draft, including their first-round pick wide receiver from Penn State. In a short post on the team’s Twitter account on Sunday, Washington confirmed Dotson will be wearing the No. 1.
🚨 ROOKIE NUMBERS ARE IN 🚨 pic.twitter.com/ATIs1jWH6q
— Washington Commanders (@Commanders) May 1, 2022
If you were wondering, the No. 5 Dotson wore at Penn State is not available on the Washington roster. That jersey number belongs to punter Tress Way. Meanwhile, in Happy Valley, Dotson’s old No. 5 is now being worn by transfer addition Mitchell Tinsley, from Western Kentucky.
The team also gave a little preview of Dotson’s new road jersey with the stitching having just been completed.
The photos of Dotson’s road jersey also show off some of the new design elements going into the new uniforms for Washington as the franchise begins a new season under a new name. After abandoning the name Redskins, Washington played as the Washington Football Team in 2021. This year will be the first the franchise has played as the Commanders, which technically makes Dotson the first pick in Commanders history.
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Washington drafted Dotson with the No. 16 overall pick in the 2022 NFL draft. Dotson is the highest draft pick at wide receiver out of Penn State since 1984 and the highest-drafted wide receiver ever coached by Penn State head coach James Franklin.
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