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National Jersey Friday!

5 FUN FACTS ABOUT JERSEYS

  1. The actual jerseys are cows

    While the term 'jersey' is derived from the island that originated the knitting technique, the island is named after a British breed of small dairy cattle known as Jersey, which has been pure-bred since the 1500s.

  1. Jersey numbers are linked to positions

    The jersey number of a soccer player is usually linked to his or her position on the field.

  1. The earliest player numbers were hand-stitched

    Player numbers were sewn on by hand in the early 1900s.

  1. The Olympics had an impact

    Even though competitive sports have always existed, the reintroduction of the Olympics in 1896 sparked interest in utilitarian clothing, leading to the invention of jerseys.

  1. Dak Prescott's jersey is the most popular

    Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott has the best-selling jersey, according to prominent sporting goods company Dick's Sporting Goods, edging out New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.

 

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