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2015 NFL Countdown: The History of Arizona Cardinals Jersey Number 80

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Eighty days remain until the kickoff to the 2015 regular season for the Arizona Cardinals and a great day to remember those players that have worn jersey No. 80 for the Big Red.

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A bit of a drop off from yesterday's story about the history of jersey No. 81 but how could it not be?  But that doesn't mean that there weren't a few good players that wore the BIG EIGHT-O. And they all just happen to be eligible receivers which hasn't exactly been the norm for 80's numbers as we've seen.

We'll list all the players that have worn today's number chronologically making note of those players that mattered along the way while leaving plenty of space for your comments below to fill in the gaps after you vote on who you think has worn No. 80 best for the Cardinals.

The Chicago years

Mal Kutner 1950
Don Stonesifer 1951-56  (gotta love the name)
John Tracey 1959-1960

The St. Louis years

Ed Henke 1961-19631
Dave Williams 1967-71 (162 rec's, 2,335 yards, 22 TD's)
Jim McFarland 1972-1974
Jeff West 1975
Tom Southard 1978
Eason Ramson 1978
Bill Murrell 1979
Chris Combs 1980-1981
Doug Marsh 1980-86 (167 rec's, 2,140 yards, 19 TD's)
Bob Keseday 1987
Robert Awalt 1987-89 (114 rec's, 1,340 yards, 10 TD's)

The Phoenix years

John Jackson 1990-1992
Willie Wright 1992
Chad Fann 1993

The Arizona years

Bryan Reeves 1994-1995
Pat Carter 1996-1997
Terry Hardy 1998-2001
Mike Banks 2002
Jason McAddley 2003

Bryant Johnson 2003-2007 (210 rec's, 2,675 yards, 9 TD's)

Early Doucet (pictured above) wore No. 80 his first three years (2008-2010) before switching to No. 85 for two season (2011-2012).  Over five seasons with the Cardinals, Early caught 139 passes for 1,491 yards and 7 touchdowns wearing the two jerseys combined.

Isaiah Williams 2011-2012
Andre Hardy 2014

Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians has had trouble pronouncing the name of Ifeanyi Momah this spring and perhaps he should just call him the BIG EIGHT-O.


For a listing of the entire collection of stories in the Countdown to the Season series, all you have to do is click here.