Panthers first-round pick Jaycee Horn shares he will wear No. 8 to honor Kobe Bryant
(Charlotte Observer) -Jaycee Horn has settled on his jersey number with the Carolina Panthers.
Horn announced on social media Saturday night that he will be wearing No. 8 for the Panthers. As part of a new league rule that allows for wider jersey number flexibility, cornerbacks are now able to wear single-digit jerseys.
He is wearing the number to honor Kobe Bryant, who wore both 8 and 24 with the Los Angeles Lakers.
The day after being drafted eighth overall by the Panthers, Horn shared that he had not yet decided on a number and was not sure what the available options were. He had first said he didn’t think he wanted a single-digit but his brother was swaying him in the other direction.