Lions rookie says he chose No. 0 because ‘ain’t nobody like me’


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Detroit Lions rookie Terrion Arnold is already making fairly an impression, even with only one skilled apply underneath his belt.

The Lions chosen the Alabama cornerback with the twenty fourth total choose of the NFL Draft a pair weeks in the past, and so they began rookie minicamp Friday.

Arnold already often is the most assured participant on the roster.

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Detroit Lions cornerback Terrion Arnold (0) throughout rookie minicamp on the Detroit Lions’ headquarters and apply heart in Allen Park Friday, Could 10, 2024. (Junfu Han/USA At present Community)

The 21-year-old made the daring selection to pick out No. 0 as his uniform quantity. It had solely been worn two different instances in franchise historical past. Marvin Jones wore it final season, and fullback Johnny Olszewski wore it in 1961.

His reasoning for it’s easy. 

“Ain’t no person like me,” he stated. 

“After I say it ain’t no person like me, it is speaking in regards to the secondary. Clearly, final 12 months on this secondary, we had ups and downs, however we’ll be thrilling. We will be dynamic. We will play quick. And it ain’t going to be no person like us. So, after I say it ain’t no person like me, it ain’t no person like me.”

Terrion Arnold practicing

Detroit Lions cornerback Terrion Arnold (0) practices throughout rookie minicamp on the Detroit Lions’ headquarters and apply web site in Allen Park Friday, Could 10, 2024. (Junfu Han/USA At present Community)

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Arnold, who had by no means worn the quantity earlier than, stated it “matches me.”

The quantity was allowed on jerseys till 1973, and the NFL introduced the quantity again into the rotation final 12 months. Twenty-two gamers opted to put on the quantity, together with Calvin Ridley, Brian Burns and D’Andre Swift.

The NFL adjusted its uniform quantity coverage a couple of years in the past. Cornerbacks had been solely permitted to put on numbers 20-49 till 2021, however numbers 1 via 19 had been added.

Arnold joins a crew that led 24-7 within the NFC championship over the San Francisco 49ers however blew the lead as a result of some controversial teaching that despatched San Fran to the Tremendous Bowl.

Terrion Arnold stretching

Detroit Lions cornerback Terrion Arnold (0) warms up throughout rookie minicamp on the Detroit Lions’ headquarters and apply web site in Allen Park Friday, Could 10, 2024. (Junfu Han/USA At present Community)

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The Lions are nonetheless in search of their first journey to the Tremendous Bowl, though final 12 months marked their first playoff victory since 1991.

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