Raiders QB Aidan O’Connell changes numbers, 3 others switch to college numbers

More Raiders players join the number-switching party.

QB Aidan O’Connell will now wear No. 12, instead of the No. 4 he wore as a rookie and that Derek Carr wore for nine years in Silver & Black.

Safety Tre’von Moehrig will wear No. 7 after wearing No. 25 in his first two seasons with the team. Moehrig wore No. 7 in college at TCU.

Two others will get their university numbers back. Running back Zamir White switches to the No. 3 he wore at Georgia after wearing No. 35 his first two seasons. While his backfieldmate Amir Abdullah will transition to the No. 8 he wore at Nebraska after wearing No. 22 the past two seasons with the team. Last year he couldn’t get the number because Josh Jacobs wore it.

O’Connell wore 13 and 16 at Purdue. Those numbers are currently owned by QB Anthony Brown and WR Jakobi Meyers, respectively. Coincidentally, they both also wear their college numbers.

It’s interesting to see how all players benefit from the rule that allows more than just QBs and kickers to wear single-digit numbers. Players become attached to their college numbers and so it is special for them when they get the chance to wear it again.