Washington Redskins Jersey Numbr History: No. 12 and No. 13

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Published: April 19, 2009


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No. 12 - Gus Frerotte, Quarterback (1994 -1998)

Still going strong in the NFL today, Gus Frerotte started his career as a seventh-round draft pick out of Tulsa who got almost zero attention because the Redskins had used their first round pick (No. 3 overall) on Heath Shuler from Tennessee to be the team's quarterback of the future.

Frerotte made the roster as the No. 3 guy and was expected to just hold a clipboard. Veteran John Friesz started the year and Shuler was playing by Week 5, but he struggled mightily and then got injured.

All of a sudden, Frerotte was starting!
His debut was against the Colts on the road and Frerotte wasn't just competent, he looked very good. Cool under pressure he led the team to only their second win of the season as he threw for 226 yards and two touchdowns to tight end James Jenkins.

Frerotte would keep the starting job the fo...

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