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The Best No. 46 Jerseys To Show Off At THON 2022

Fashion statements are all over the place at THON 2022. While tutus and fanny packs never go out of style, why not rock an athletic jersey in support of THON?

Lucky for you there are plenty of No. 46 jerseys to wear. Athletes from Happy Valley and beyond have sported No. 46 threads that might be calling your name this THON Weekend.

Alfred Morris, Washington Redskins/Football Team/Commanders/Whatever

Plenty of Penn State students hail from the DMV. Sadly for most Washington football fans, recent success has been hard to come by. Within the last decade, the franchise has only amassed 10 wins once, which last happened behind the likes of Robert Griffin III and Alfred Morris in 2012.

During the campaign, Morris ran wild for 1,613 yards and 13 touchdowns. Additionally, the Florida native is the last Washington running back to rush for over 100 yards per game behind a steady 4.8 yards-per-carry average.

So, what do you say, Washington fans? Dust off that old Alfred Morris jersey and give it a new meaning this weekend at THON.

Don Fleming, Cleveland Browns

Although Penn Staters like to refer to the border state west of Pennsylvania as the “worst state ever,” many students in Happy Valley call the plains of Ohio home.

As one of the better defensive backs to ever play for the Cleveland Browns, Fleming nabbed 10 interceptions and four fumble recoveries to make the All-NFL team in 1962 11 years before THON began.

Despite excelling on the football field, Fleming had plans to enter the construction force following his playing days. After his most productive season in 1962, the Ohio native was tragically electrocuted at a construction site in Orlando, Florida when a nearby crane accidentally nailed a 12,000-volt transmission line overhead.

Still, Fleming’s impact is still felt by Browns fans today. His No. 46 jersey is retired by the organization among the likes of Jim Brown, Otto Graham, and Lou Groza.

Aron Baynes, Toronto Raptors

At THON, why not represent the best No. 46 from the 6, folks?

Although Aron Baynes was waived by the Raptors last August, his jersey remains the most popular among players to rep the obscure number across the NBA.

The Australian native first entered the association with the San Antonio Spurs in 2013 and saw limited minutes as a reserve for Gregg Popovich’s championship-caliber unit. From there, Baynes’s career took off beginning in 2017 as a two-way centerpiece for the Boston Celtics.

After battling a string of injuries, Baynes fell into the lap of the Raptors three years later but never quite found the same merit of success. Still, we can’t think of a better athlete to represent than the man-bun-wearing Baynes in the low post.

Junior Stanislas, West Ham United

Most English Premier League fanatics are no strangers to waking up at the crack of dawn to catch a friendly on the pitch. So, why not stay awake for all 46 hours of THON while donning West Ham United’s Junior Stanislas’s threads?

Even though Stanislas now plays for AFC Bournemouth, he currently wears No. 19 for the English-based club. Throwing it back to his time repping No. 46 for West Ham, however, Stanislas enjoyed the most successful stint of his career with the club from 2009 to 2011.

Through his lengthy career, Stanislas has compiled 26 goals and 14 assists, all while boasting a 65% tackle success rate defensively. For fans of the world’s sport in Happy Valley, you surely can’t go wrong with Stanislas number on your back at THON.

Paul Goldschmidt, St. Louis Cardinals

Heading west to St. Louis, star first baseman Paul Goldschmidt is one of the best athletes to ever wear No. 46. Beginning with the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Delaware product garnered six All-Star appearances, four Gold Gloves, and Silver Slugger Awards, respectively.

Recently, Goldschmidt nabbed one of his best campaigns to date by adding another Gold Glove crown to his name with the Cardinals. During the 2021 season, the first baseman tallied his 250th career home run while also accumulating 99 regular season RBIs in the process.

As he’s set to enter year No. 11, Goldschmidt’s ascension has shown no signs of slowing down, even at 34 years old. Out of all athletes who’ve donned No. 46, very few have enjoyed consistent success among the likes of “Goldy.”

Nick Tarburton, Penn State Football

It’s the era of NIL, baby, and that means Penn State students can now fairly represent Nittany Lion athletes across all sports, including No. 46 Nick Tarburton.

During his junior season, the in-state baller morphed into a staple for John Scott Jr.’s defensive line across from Arnold Ebiketie on the edge. The Pennsylvania native started all 13 games and accumulated 29 total tackles on the outside. Additionally, the pride of Pennridge High School totaled 4.5 tackles for loss and one sack with his relentless motor.

With Penn State football’s new partnership with Fanatics, why not snag a No. 46 jersey ahead of the squad’s upcoming season? While students currently representing Tarburton probably hold a bootleg version of his current threads, you can’t go wrong with showing up to THON in a blue or white No. 46 uniform.

Grant Haley, LA Rams

Nittany Lion legend. Super Bowl champion. Need we say more?

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Connor Krause

Connor Krause is a sophomore from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania double majoring in journalism and business. He is a lifelong Penn State football and basketball fan and enjoys rooting for Pittsburgh sports teams. In his free time, Connor can be found playing golf or pick-up basketball. You can follow his Twitter and Instagram @ckrause_31.

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