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The Best No. 46 Jerseys To Wear At THON

During THON, dancers and folks in attendance stand for 46 hours straight. The attire ranges from matching shirts to fuzzy pink hats to face paintings.

But is there a better way to show your support for THON than rocking a No. 46 jersey? It hasn’t been a very popular number in sports, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find one to showcase. Although many of these players may not be well-known, it will definitely emphasize your THON spirit.

Here’s a list of potential No. 46 jerseys you could wear during THON.

Aron Baynes — NBA

Known mostly for his long beard, Aron Baynes won the 2014 NBA Finals with the San Antonio Spurs while he was No. 16. The good thing about a Baynes No. 46 jersey is that you have your pick of either a Boston Celtics, Phoenix Suns, or a Toronto Raptors jersey.

These colorful jerseys are sure to be just the right outfit for THON.

Bo Outlaw — NBA

In his 15-year NBA career, Outlaw wore No. 45 for 14 seasons. He only wore No. 46 for his final season, when he averaged just 0.7 points per game. Outlaw is included in this list simply as a namesake.

How cool would it be to pull up to the BJC for THON weekend wearing an Outlaw No. 46 jersey?

Lou “The Toe” Groza — NFL

Although he wore No. 76 for much of his career, the offensive tackle and placekicker did sport No. 46, becoming the only NFL Hall of Famer to do so. He is most known for the Lou Groza Award that is awarded each year to college football’s best placekicker.

It would be even cooler if you could get a jersey with his nickname on it. Imagine going to THON with a “The Toe” jersey.

Don Fleming — NFL

Fleming’s No. 46 jersey is the only No. 46 to be retired in the NFL. The ex-Cleveland Browns defensive back intercepted 10 passes, recovered four fumbles, and made Sporting News’ All-NFL team in 1962. His career only lasted three seasons as he was accidentally killed in 1963 by a construction accident at the young age of 25.

Show some support for Fleming who was bound to have an amazing NFL career by putting on a 1960s Browns jersey.

Todd Christiansen — NFL

Although Christiansen may not be a staple name, he was a very productive tight end for the Raiders. He led the NFL in receptions twice and was named to the Pro Bowl on five occasions. He was very well considered to be the best tight end of his time.

The best thing about this No. 46 jersey is that the black and gray of the Raiders can match anything. No matter what else your outfit entails, this jersey should have no problem fitting in.

Lee Smith — MLB

Smith was inducted into the MLB Hall of Fame in 2019. He played for eight different teams spanning over 18 seasons, and his primary team was the Chicago Cubs. Smith is arguably the greatest athlete to have worn the number 46.

The former pitcher ranks third all-time in career saves and won three reliever of the year awards. Go get yourself a jersey for one of the greatest relief pitchers of all time.

Andy Pettitte — MLB

For all you Yankees fans out there, Pettitte had his No. 46 jersey retired. He had two different stints with the Yankees and also played for three seasons with the Houston Astros. The three-time All-Star is a five-time World Series champion and was named the 2011 ALCS most valuable player.

Another thing about the Yankees is that they don’t sport names on the back of their jerseys. So although that No. 46 is most likely Pettitte, no one needs to know. It can strictly be for THON.

President Joe Biden — President

The Kansas City Chiefs just won the Super Bowl and took their visit to the White House. In doing so, they presented President Biden with a No. 46 Chiefs jersey.

Pull up to THON with this jersey for some definite head turns and conversation starters. You might even be the first person to own this jersey.

Jack Messina — Penn State Baseball

Messina is a freshman first baseman and pitcher. The hometown kid helped lead the Little Lions to the Class 6A District Finals last season and was named first-team all-conference as a first baseman. He was also ranked as the No. 8 left-handed pitcher in Pennsylvania.

Help show some support for the hometown kid by rocking this THON-themed Penn State baseball jersey.

Will Mitchell — Penn State Men’s Lacrosse

Ever think about sporting a Penn State lacrosse jersey? We have just the one for you. The North Carolina product recorded 208 saves and a save percentage of .571 in his three high school seasons.

Let’s help welcome this sophomore to the North by repping this No. 46 jersey during THON.

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Brady Miller

Brady is a senior public relations major who originates from the cornfields of Schuylkill County, PA. He spends most of his time watching the Philadelphia Phillies blow leads and the New England Patriots struggle to score points. When not watching sports, Brady is most likely "studying" or with his friends. Follow him on Twitter @_bMiLL_32 to see mostly retweets of whatever is going through Marlon Humphrey's head, or you can email him at [email protected].

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