Countdown to kickoff: 94 days, who has worn No. 94?


94 bottles of beer on the wall...

There are 94 days left until the Arizona Cardinals play the San Diego Chargers in Week 1.

Who has worn number 94 for the team?

Currently, it is Sam Acho. He is back from a broken leg he suffered last season early on. He enters his fourth year with the team. He was drafted in the fourth round out of Texas. He was an impactful player in limited snaps his rookie season, logging seven sacks and forcing three fumbles. Starting all 16 games in 2012, he only had four sacks.

Now he will be a depth player and will play on special teams, assuming he makes the team.

Now...back in time.

In 2009, Keilen Dykes wore the number, playing two games and making one whole tackle. He spent most of the season on the practice squad.

Antonio Smith wore it from 2006-2008. He is still in the league, having signed this offseason with the Raiders. He has been a very solid defensive tackle. He was the team's fifth round pick in 2004 and started 39 games for Arizona, logging 14.5 sacks in that time. He left the team after the Super Bowl run in free agency. The team let him go because they had Calais Campbell waiting in the wings.

Antonio Cochran played three games in 2005 wearing number 94. He was a midseason pickup and was cut before the season was over.

Peppi Zellner wore it in 2004. He was a starter on that team and had two sacks and 23 tackles.

Marcus Bell wore it from 2001-2003. He was the team's fourth round pick in 2001. He did not amount to much. He started 14 games in three years, playing in 42. He had 80 tackles and 3.5 sacks in three seasons.

I vaguely remember Corey Sears in 1999-2000. He played 17 games, starting three in those two seasons.

From 1994-1998, it was Benard Wilson, who was a starter for four seasons and played a fifth with Arizona. He was picked up early in the 1994 season and started 59 of the 77 games he played here. He had a 66-yard interception return for a touchdown in 1997.

In 1991 and 1992 it was donned by Jeff Faulkner. I remember the name as a young player who didn't live up to expectations, but then I saw he was an undrafted kid. He played two seasons, started 19 games, had 2.5 sacks and 58 tackles.

The first was Gary Dulin, who played three games in 1986 (and another three in 1987 wearing number 79).

Smithh is the most productive player to wear the number, but Acho isn't through yet. We'll see. Any memories of any of these guys?

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