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Will Ben Tate's Number still be #44?
I know its Vonta's number, but I just thought i would throw it out there. Maybe they can work a deal out for it. What do you guys think?

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Re: Will Ben Tate's Number still be #44?
Doubt it. Most guys transition into a # in the 20s.
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Re: Will Ben Tate's Number still be #44?
No. he is going with 43. He announced it on his twitter page. Its his background.
http://twitter.com/BenTateRB 
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Re: Will Ben Tate's Number still be #44?
He wanted 44 obviously. But like you said it was taken.

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I've been trying to figure out who Ben Tate reminds me of and it wasn't until you flashed his college #44 that I realized it.
A much faster Lorenzo White. 
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I heard he stole Steve Slaton's lunch a little earlier, and he's coming back for his number in the parking lot.

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Re: Will Ben Tate's Number still be #44?
To me #43 sounds like a FB number, now #44 on the other hand rings of a badass. Maybe due to Vonta probably.
I for one, am hoping that he makes a nice contribution in the Leach family nestegg and acquires his number. 
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22.would be an awesome #....half of 44
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On his facebook fanpage I suggested he do that. But I told him he'd have to pay Dominique Barber for it lol.
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I say the player makes the number. I remember back in 06 watching this rookie with the strange number 59 thinking "he's gotta change it". 4 years later, its one of the most popular numbers on the team.
Who knows, Tate could make that a great number.
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