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Who wore "8" before Aikman?

Discussion in 'History Zone' started by bbgun, Jan 22, 2006.

  1. bbgun

    bbgun Benched

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    Can't remember any Cowboy in the 70s or 80s wearing that number. Maybe someone in the 60s did.
  2. Chuck 54

    Chuck 54 Well-Known Member

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    Aikman was the first and still the only player to ever wear #8...Starting back in 1960, hardly anyone ever went with single digits.
  3. REDVOLUTION

    REDVOLUTION Return to Dominance

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    Just checked the cowboys website and it looks that number 8 was never worn by anyone in their team history.

    Most QB's wore teen numbers and 11, 12 & 20 etc....
  4. bbgun

    bbgun Benched

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    But I'm talking about any player. It's strange that no kicker or punter wore it.
  5. REDVOLUTION

    REDVOLUTION Return to Dominance

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    #12 was worn by John Roach and then Ron Widby before Roger Staubach.

    Looks like they didnt drop below #11 until 1974 and that was a huge drop all the way to uniform #1 for Kicker.

    Then to #1 in 1974 for Punter.

    Then to #9 in 1975 for Punter.

    Then to #5 in 1983 for Punter.

    Then to #3 in 1984 for Punter.

    Then to #4 in 1985 for Punter.

    Then to #10 in 1986 for QB.

    Then to #8 in 1989 for QB Troy Aikman.

    Then to #7 in 1991 for QB Buerlein.

    Then to #2 in 1992 for K.

    Then to #6 in 2000 for P/K?
  6. sago1

    sago1 Active Member

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    I'm glad Aikman took a number no Cowboy player had ever worn before and now no Cowboy player ever will--it will always belong to (future) HOF Troy Aikman.
  7. CrazyCowboy

    CrazyCowboy Well-Known Member

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    Agreed!
  8. AdamJT13

    AdamJT13 Salary Cap Analyst

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    No. 8 was worn by punter Buzz Sawyer during the strike in 1987.
  9. REDVOLUTION

    REDVOLUTION Return to Dominance

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    Thanks I just looked it up.

    He was a "replacement player"... doesnt really count... LOL

    Buzz Sawyer

    P -- Baylor

    Playing Stats
    1987
    Played 3 games
    16 punts - 39.9 average - 639 yards -
  10. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    With a name like that, how was he not successful in the NFL?
  11. wilatino_98

    wilatino_98 Member

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    buzz sawyer was very successful in pro wrestling! lol they called him the mad dog!
  12. bbgun

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    Buzz, we hardly knew ye.
  13. Waffle

    Waffle Not Just For Breakfast Anymore

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    Sounds like some radio station DJ.
  14. stag hunter

    stag hunter Hater

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    Nothing touches Sneeze Achieu, who played in the NFL's early days (for Akron maybe?)
  15. DallasCowpoke111

    DallasCowpoke111 Benched

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    Yea, and leave it to that hack Aikman, to defile the number of the great Buzz "Buzzsaw" Sawyer!
  16. AdamJT13

    AdamJT13 Salary Cap Analyst

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    He played for the Dayton Triangles.

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