Dan Williams was in the Cardinals’ locker room for the first time an hour ago, and was asked what number he wanted. Truth be told, he wanted 55, because that was his college number. That wasn’t happening, not with Joey Porter on the roster. Coincidentally, almost all the double numbers are retired for the Cards — 77 (Stan Mauldin) , 88 (J.V. Cain) , 99 (Marshall Goldberg) — and 66 is in use (guard Jonathan Palmer). So Williams went with 92, now open with Bertrand Berry’s retirement.
“I definitely take 92 — that works,” Williams said. “That was Reggie White’s number.”
Ah. There’s the secret. White, the Hall of Fame defensive lineman, was a star at the University of Tennessee long before Williams gained his own stardom.
“I didn’t get a chance to have that number at Tennessee, so if I could get it here in Arizona, I’m loving it,” Williams said.
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