Michigan Football's Roy Roundtree Switches To No. 21

Michigan wide receiver Roy Roundtree will have a new number in 2012. After wearing the No. 12 jersey for the past few seasons, Roundtree has switched to No. 21. Worn by Junior Hemingway last season, the No. 21 jersey is the first recognized as being worn by a "Michigan Football Legend."

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Desmond Howard wore the No. 21 jersey when he won the Heisman Trophy at Michigan, and he was honored during the Notre Dame game last season. His number wasn't retired, but instead a patch was added to the No. 21 jersey recognizing Howard. The patch will continue to be on a jersey this season with Roundtree switching to No. 21.

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"Coach Hoke and I discussed it, and one day I came into the locker room and went to the No. 12 locker and didn't see my name anymore. I laughed, looked around and there it was, at No. 21," said Roundtree. "I know what it takes to wear the winged helmet and I know what it takes to be a Michigan football player. I won't disappoint wearing this jersey. It's an honor to be associated with Desmond Howard. I will live with it for the rest of my life. It's a blessing."

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The No. 1 jersey has been synonymous with Michigan's top wide receiver in the past, but nobody has worn that number since Braylon Edwards left college. Perhaps once Michigan has an elite receiver that will change, but for now, Michigan's top receiver in 2012 will be wearing the No. 21 jersey.

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