Football Numbers, 1977-2011

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  For the Summer 2012 project, I'll be offering an opinion on the best football player to wear each uniform number in the 1977 to 2011 seasons.
  This list will include players from the Public, Catholic and Inter-Ac leagues and we'll also do lists for basketball and baseball.
  Updates to one of the three lists -- five numbers at a time; picked randomly -- will be made pretty much every day. If a really strong honoree for a specific number cannot be determined, we might leave that space blank.
  Your comments will be posted at the bottom of the page for the sport you're referencing. Thanks for your interest.
  -- Ted Silary . . . silaryt@phillynews.com

Basketball list is here -- Baseball list is here.

***Number worn by the player in his senior season.***

Yellow background . . . players most recently added.

Smaller type . . . other strong contenders (maximum of three; must be listed from '77 forward on 30-Year Team,
   high on 2000s All-Decade Team, or very high on All-City Team for 2010 or 2011)

1. Bruce Perry, Washington, DB, '98
  (Curtis "Boonah" Brinkley, West Catholic, RB, '03; Courtney Batts, Penn Charter, MP, '92; Desmon Peoples, Wood, RB, '11)
2. Kevin Jones, O'Hara, RB, '00
  (Chafie Fields, Mastbaum, DB, '94; Curtis Drake, West Catholic, MP, '08; Damon Myers, Gtn. Academy, DL, '93)
3. Jermaine Slade, SJ Prep, DB, '97
4. *-Zack Zeglinski, Penn Charter, MP, '03
(first team All-City as junior; missed senior season with injury)
5. Ibraheim Campbell, Chestnut Hill, DB, '09
  (Derrick Downs, Malvern, DB, '95; Greg Davis, Gtn. Academy, K, '98; Paul Northern, Bartram, MP, '97)
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6. Rick Pohl, Washington, K, '85
7. Sean Grieve, Gtn. Academy, DB, '03
  (Trey Womack, Malvern, Rec., '05; John Laumakis, SJ Prep, Rec., '89)
8. Dan D'Orazio, O'Hara, K, '87
  (Drew Loughery, La Salle, QB, '09; Jermaine Pierce, Kennedy-Kenrick, Rec., '05; David Carter, Franklin, MP, '95)
9. Brett Gordon, La Salle, QB, '97
  (Marcus Godfrey, Mastbaum, RB, '95; Anthony Walters, O'Hara, MP, '05; Kevin Forster, La Salle, DB, '10)
10. P.J. Maley, Penn Charter, LB, '85
 
(Sean McDermott, La Salle, DB, '92; Roger Price, Washington, K, '00)
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11. Kevin Ingram, Dobbins, QB, '79
  (Andy Cobaugh, SJ Prep, LB, '89; Will Parks, Germantown, DB, '11; Nate Smith, Wood, DB, '11)
12. Rich Gannon, SJ Prep, QB, '82
  (Mike Samuel, Penn Charter, QB, '93; Marc Baxter, Mastbaum, QB, '90; Andre Davis, Dobbins, QB, '98)
13. *-Aaron Wilmer, Washington, MP, '09
14. Frank Costa, SJ Prep, QB, '09
  (Jim Wark, Washington, P, '88)
15. Tom Dunfee, Bartram, LB, '77
  (Ryan Polley, Malvern, DB, '94; Mike Roche, Central, QB, '86; Joe Price, Malvern, Rec., '08)
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16. Ed Bowman, Mastbaum, DB, '96
17. *-Mike Mitros, Bonner, QB, '94
18. Michael Russell, Bok, DB, '92
  (Deion Barnes, Northeast, DL, '10)
19. Alex Peev, Frankford, K, '94
20. Bruce Carthon, Lincoln, DB, '78
  (John Shaw, SJ Prep, RB, '05; Joe Zeglinski, Ryan, RB, '05)
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21. Maurice Stovall, Carroll, Rec., '01
  (Chris Downs, Malvern, RB, '97; Charles Way, Northeast, LB, '89; Mike Mattia, La Salle, Rec., '96)
22. Jerry Butler, Washington, RB, '04
  (Steve Slaton, Conwell-Egan, RB, '04; Vic Bellamy, Central, Rec., '80; Jamal Abdur-Rahman, La Salle, RB, '10)
23. Jerry Magallanes, Judge, MP, '81
24. Eddie Gaskins, Frankford, RB, '97   
25. Arnold Mullins, Frankford, DB, '03
  (Sean Sullivan, O'Hara, Rec., '81; Lamone Fox, Northeast, RB, '05)
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26. Jim Turner, Gtn. Academy, LB, '82
27. Chris Flynn, Episcopal, DB, '83
  (Michael "Pup" Turner, Gtn. Academy, LB, '90)
28. Dave Stilley, Haverford School, RB, '91
  (Brian Mattaway, Carroll, LB, '00; Kevin Duckett, Northeast, RB, '78)
29. *-Barry Williams, Mastbaum, RB, '90 (first team All-City as junior; missed most of senior season with injury)
30. *-Jamie Dimond, Penn Charter, DL, '86
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31. Pat Kaiser, SJ Prep, K, '02
  (Marc Foster, Lincoln, DB, '84; Kaiser again as RB)
32. *-Steve Cook, O'Hara, MP, '04
33. Marty Cull, O'Hara, RB, '80
  (Maurice Bennett, Washington, LB, '01)
34. Blair Thomas, Frankford, RB, '84
  (Marvin Harrison, Roman, MP, '90; Lance Johnstone, Germantown, LB, '90; Kevin McCoy, Frankford, MP, '86)
35. Kyle Eckel, Episcopal, RB, '99
  (Billy Dunfee, Bartram, LB, '86
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36. Kyle Ambrogi, SJ Prep, RB, '01
  (Angel Moultair, Germantown, LB, '99)
37. Neal Regan, Ryan, LB, '99
38. *-Bob Brett, Frankford, DL, '80
39. #-Brian Kennedy, Judge, RB, '92
40. Michael Bazemore, West Catholic, LB, '00
  (Julian Graham, Bartram, LB, '94)
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41. *-Keith Lachawiec, La Salle, DL, '95
42. Cornelius Bunch, Central, DL, '04
  (Maurice Dantzler, Franklin, RB, '05)
43. Victor Hobson, SJ Prep, LB, '97
  (Reggie Barnes, West Phila., RB, '84; Charlie Noonan, SJ Prep, DL, '05)
44. Joe McCourt, Roman, MP, '00
  (Mike Hemmert, Bonner, LB, '92; Jim Emanuel, Ryan, LB, '94)
45. *-Steve Holiday, Lincoln, DB, '80
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46. Steve Quinn, SJ Prep, Rec., '04
47. Gene McAleer, Ryan, LB, '92
  (Brian Tracz, SJ Prep, LB, '03
48. Irvin Sigler, Washington, DL, '93
  (Uhuru "Joby" Hamiter, Mastbaum, DL, '90)
49. Terence Wiggins, McDevitt, DB, '91
  (Jeff Vanak, Carroll, DL, '00; Jaime Brown, Ryan, DB, '93)
50. Jake Zuzek, West Catholic, OL, '09
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51. Ed Monaghan, Bonner, OL, '84
  (T-J Waters, West Catholic, LB, '11; Dave Gonser, Washington, OL, '04)
52. Ryan Smith, Roxborough, OL, '97
  (Gary Downing, Washington, OL, '87; Jameel McClain, Washington, OL, '02; Brandon Arcidiacono, Wood, OL, '11)
53. Chris "Buck" Conlin, McDevitt, OL, '82
54. Michael Mooney, Malvern, OL, '11
  (John Adams, King, DL, '82; Brandon Chudnoff, Washington, OL, '10)
55. Jim Gilmore, North Catholic, OL, '80
  (Tariq Sanders, Central, OL, '01)
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56. *-Tom McHugh, Bonner, OL, '00
57. Chris Treston, Malvern, OL, '86
  (Marcus Collins, Bonner, LB, '10)
58. Mark Zataveski, McDevitt, OL, '90
  (Mark Nori, Gtn. Academy, OL, '91)
59. *-John Connors, SJ Prep, OL, '02
60. Mark Hrubar, Central, OL, '88
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61. *-Jim Myers, O'Hara, LB, '78
62. *-Sean Hunsicker, La Salle, OL, '95
63. Mark Murphy, Egan, OL, '83
64. *-Kwesi Solomon, Washington, OL, '96
65. Frank Taylor, Wood, OL, '11
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66. Will Barker, Haverford School, OL, '04
  (Steve Kelly, Washington, LB, '80)
67. Seth Betancourt, SJ Prep, L, '09
  (Ryan Geiger, La Salle, L, '10)
68. *-Erik Williams, Bartram, '85
69. Derick Pickett, McDevitt, L, '88
70. Ray Kane, Carroll, L, '90
  (Gerry Feehery, O'Hara, '77; Emil Boures, Kenrick, '77; Charles Kennedy, Bok, '99)
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71. Burt Grossman, Carroll, DL, '84
  (Bill Haas, Wood, DL, '82; Greg Isdaner, Episcopal, OL, '04: Tom Riess, Lincoln, OL, '79)
72. Scott Oster, Neumann, OL, '94
  (Raymond Harris, Frankford, OL, '95)
73. Sharrif Floyd, Washington, DL, '09
  (Rod Coleman, Gratz, DL, '94; Kenyatta Rush, Central, DL, '85; Bob Arnold, McDevitt, DL, '82)
74. Damon Bethel, Roxborough, LB, '88
75. Marques Slocum, West Catholic, OL, '04
  (Walt Parrish, Frankford, OL, '78; Mike Fitzsimmons, Neumann, DL, '82)
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76. Jorge Oquendo, Olney, OL, '85
  (Matt Lowry, O'Hara, '04; Damone Jones, Central, '98)
77. Oliver Strickland, West Phila., OL, '87
  (Steve Ryan, Malvern, '83; Brian Ramsey, Frankford, '81; Scott Smith, Washington, '98)
78. Bryan Anderson, Bartram, DL, '97
  (Imani Bell, Dougherty, '95; Manny Gonzalez, Dougherty, '92)
79. Tom McHugh, Judge, OL, '82
80. Scott Paxson, Roman, DL, '00
  (John Maddox, West Catholic, '05; Manny Carlis, Bartram, '83)
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81. Warren McIntire, St. James, DB, '87
82. Dan Dougherty, Episcopal, Rec., '79
  (Michael White, Dougherty, DL, '78)
83. Rich Drayton, Central, Rec., '86
  (Matt Parkhurst, SJ Prep, DL, '03; Richard "Tre" Drayton, Central, '11)
84. George Winslow, La Salle, P, '81
  (Colin Thompson, Wood, DL, '11; Nijay Kelly, Fels, Rec., '11; Jihad Ward, Bok, DL, '11)
85. *-Doug Tuley, Washington, DL, '90

86. *-Bill Cook, Lincoln, Rec., '77
87. Mike Roberts, Carroll, P, '82
88. Mike McCloskey, Judge, Rec., '78
  (Dolph Tokarczyk, Episcopal, DL, '83; Andy Person, Episcopal, Rec., '90; Fran Person, Episcopal, DL, '00)
89. Raheem Brock, Dobbins, LB, '96
  (Keith Conlin, La Salle, DL, '90; Darren Harris, Dobbins, '84, DL)
90. No members of 30-year team (or recent headliners) wore this number . . . send suggestions to silaryt@phillynews.com.
91-98. Likewise.
99. Rich Schonewolf, Ryan, DL, '84

*-No members of 30-year team (or recent headliners) wore this number; 1st team All-City as senior.
#-No members of 30-year team (or recent headliners) wore this number; 2nd team All-City as junior & third team
as soph and senior. Senior season limited to five games by major controversy over his transfer from Wood to Judge
(also wore No. 39 at Wood).