Ravens OLB David Ojabo reveals he was rejected by team legend to wear old number

When outside linebacker David Ojabo was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in 2022 in the second round, he picked No. 90 as his jersey number. However, he was No. 55 at the University of Michigan in college, and wanted to see if he could get his old jersey back for his second NFL season.

Ojabo spoke to the media after the team’s second session of football school and talked about trying to get No. 55 in his possession. The number belonged to former Ravens great Terrell Suggs, who did not approve of Ojabo’s request to wear his number.

“[Terrell] Suggs is not letting me. (laughter – Reporter: “But you asked?”)“Yes, we had discussions. We got [owner Steve] Bisciotti involved a little bit. That’s above me. [Terrell Suggs] is a legend, so I’m going to stick with 90.” (Reporter: “So, you tried?”)“I tried. I had to try. I had to try. (laughter)But he’s not going for it.”

Story originally appeared on Ravens Wire