Inside The Bills

C.J. on going back to 28

Posted by Chris Brown on August 2, 2011 – 1:18 pm

C.J. Spiller wore 21 as a rookie and it just didn’t feel right. Leodis McKelvin already had 28. After talking it over the two former first-round picks swapped numbers no questions asked. Spiller was the one that intiated the exchange and explains why he wanted 28 back.

“I always wanted to get back to 28; it was just a matter of when it came available,” he said. “I knew I was going to switch back to it sooner or later. Me and Leodis (McKelvin) talked about it as we got towards the end of the season and it became reality. This is a number that I have had since my 10th grade. Last year being 21 just felt different. Now I’m back to my original number. It may help me play better, it may not but I still have to go out there and get my job done. I’m glad it was able to work out for the both of us.”

McKelvin didn’t mind switching to 21 because it his number in high school. He wore 34 at Troy.


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