This jersey was spotted outside last night’s game.
On first glance, this isn’t too unusual: it’s the Redskins 70th anniversary throwback jersey modeled on the uniforms worn from 1965 to 1969 and worn during the 2002 season. Number 11 doesn’t look too strange, as it belonged to then-rookie first-round pick Patrick Ramsey.
But the Devin Thomas nameplate confuses things. Thomas was sixteen years old that season, in his last year at Huron High School in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The rookie has been unremarkable thus far, and seemed like a strange choice for a customized throwback.
“I got it for fifty bucks,” the fan wearing it said. “I got it from a guy, but it’s completely authentic. And Thomas ran for a touchdown last week!” That’s true, and the 70th anniversary unis were definitely stylish. It still seems like an odd pairing, though.