Fashion statements are everywhere at THON 2022. While tutus and fanny packs never go out of style, why not wear an athletic jersey to support THON?
Luckily for you, there are plenty of #46 jerseys to wear. Athletes from Happy Valley and beyond sported No. 46 yarns that could call your name this THON weekend.
Alfred Morris, Washington Redskins/Football Team/Commanders/Whatever
Many Penn State students come from the DMV. Unfortunately for most Washington football fans, recent success has been hard to come by. In the past decade, the franchise has only won 10 times, last behind Robert Griffin III and Alfred Morris in 2012.
During the campaign, Morris went wild for 1,613 yards and 13 touchdowns. Additionally, the Florida native is the last running back in Washington to run more than 100 yards per game behind a consistent 4.8 yards per carry average.
So what do you say, Washington fans? Dust off that old Alfred Morris jersey and give it new meaning this weekend at THON.
Don Fleming, Cleveland Browns
Although the Penn Staters like to call the western border state of Pennsylvania the “worst state ever,” many Happy Valley students call the plains of Ohio home.
As one of the best defensive backs to ever play for the Cleveland Browns, Fleming had 10 interceptions and four fumble recoveries to make the All-NFL team in 1962, 11 years before the start of TUNA.
Despite his excellence on the football field, Fleming intended to enter the construction force after his playing days. After his most productive season in 1962, the Ohio native was tragically electrocuted on a construction site in Orlando, Florida when a nearby crane accidentally nailed down a 12,000 volt transmission line.
Yet 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 n°46 among the 6, friends?
Although Aron Baynes was waived by the Raptors last August, his jersey remains the most popular among players to represent the shadowy number across the NBA.
The Aussie 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’ career took off starting in 2017 as a two-way showpiece for the Boston Celtics.
After battling a series of injuries, Baynes fell into the lap of the Raptors three years later but never quite found the same credit for success. Still, we can’t think of a better athlete to represent than the man wearing a Baynes bun at the low post.
Junior Stanislas, West Ham United
Most English Premier League fanatics are no strangers to waking up at dawn to watch a friendly game on the pitch. So why not stay up for THON’s 46 Hours while donning the threads of West Ham United’s Junior Stanislas?
Even though Stanislas now plays for AFC Bournemouth, he currently wears the English club’s number 19. Returning to his days as a No.46 for West Ham, however, Stanislas enjoyed the most successful spell of his career with the club from 2009 to 2011.
During his long career, Stanislas has compiled 26 goals and 14 assists, while boasting a 65% tackle success rate defensively. For fans of world sport in Happy Valley, you can’t go wrong with Stanislas’ number on your back in THON.
Paul Goldschmidt, Cardinals of St. Louis
Heading west toward St. Louis, star first baseman Paul Goldschmidt is one of the finest athletes to ever wear number 46. Starting with the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Delaware product won six All-Star appearances, four Gold Gloves and Silver Slugger Awards, respectively.
Recently, Goldschmidt won one of his best campaigns yet by adding another Gold Glove crown to his name with the Cardinals. In the 2021 season, the first baseman scored his 250th career homer while racking up 99 regular-season RBIs in the process.
As he’s about to enter the No. 11 year, Goldschmidt’s rise has shown no signs of slowing down, even at age 34. Of all the athletes who have donned No. 46, very few have enjoyed consistent success among the likes of “Goldy.”
It’s the era of the NIL, baby, and that means Penn State students can now fairly represent Nittany Lion athletes in all sports, including No. 46 Nick Tarburton.
During his junior season, the state baseball player turned into a staple of John Scott Jr.’s defensive line opposite Arnold Ebiketie on the rim. The Pennsylvania native started all 13 games and racked up 29 total tackles away from home. Additionally, the Pennridge High School pride had 4.5 tackles for loss and a sack with his relentless drive.
With Penn State’s New Football Partnership with Fanatics, why not land a No. 46 jersey ahead of the team’s next season? While the students currently representing Tarburton probably hold a pirated version of his current talks, you can’t go wrong showing up to THON in a blue or white No. 46 uniform.
Grant Haley, LA Rams
Legend of Nittany Lion. Super Bowl Champion. Need we say more?