What jersey numbers mean at USC

LOS ANGELES -- In today’s college football industry, a jersey number bring huge monetary gains for the university, can provide an emotional recruiting strategy, a motivational tool for coaches and players and could hold a player’s legacy through the retirement of his jersey.

The USC Trojans Bookstore will soon begin the process of releasing and selling 2014 nameless USC football jerseys to the general public. This, of course, is one of the highest honors a player can receive, and it won’t be a shock to see as many as four different numbers selected for the upcoming season.