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Jaycee Horn To Wear # 8 To Honor Kobe Bryant


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https://www.yahoo.com/news/panthers-first-round-pick-jaycee-113615846.html

Jaycee Horn has settled on his jersey number with the Carolina Panthers.

Horn announced on social media Saturday night that he will be wearing No. 8 for the Panthers. As part of a new league rule that allows for wider jersey number flexibility, cornerbacks are now able to wear single-digit jerseys.

He is wearing the number to honor Kobe Bryant, who wore both 8 and 24 with the Los Angeles Lakers.

When asked about No. 24 specifically he said, “It is a great number. It’s definitely in mind. I’m going to look at some of those single digits too though, see how those work out. My brother was talking to me about it on the way over here and changed my mind a little bit so we’ll see how it shakes out.”

Horn wore No. 1 and 7 during his time at South Carolina.

Other rookies have announced their new numbers with the Panthers.

Tight end Tommy Tremble shared he will be wearing No. 82 and fourth-round pick running back Chuba Hubbard will be wearing No. 30, the same as his number at Oklahoma State.

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The single-digit selection of No. 8, the number Bryant wore in the first half of his NBA career with the Los Angeles Lakers from 1997 to 2006, will certainly be quite a different look in the secondary come game day.

Horn also appeared to have considered No. 21 and No. 24, Bryant’s second number he donned from 2007 to 2016, in the process.In the end, we can say he certainly nailed it. His No. 8 may not only signify his exact draft position, but also a true fandom to one of the most influential and impactful athletes in history.

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2 hours ago, Cam's New Arm said:

If he admires Kobe as much as he says he does, then work ethic is probably very well apart of his admiration. Let's hope that is so.

If you have watched Jaycee, you would know that he has a dog attitude. Kid doesn’t play around. He’s going to be a Richard Sherman type of trash talking corners and will back it up unlike Donte Trash Jackson. His attitude played a big reason in why he was drafted so high. We didn’t have that kind of attitude last season in the locker room. Rhule said after the draft that we needed that kind of attitude in the locker room. 

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3 hours ago, Sgt Schultz said:

I hope he does the number proud.  It's been a few years since we had a CB that played like a mad dog.

I want some rough tumbling thistlefoots in the footrums of tomfoolery.  Felderweels be felterswelled in the pits of Fashoriumdalum. 

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