Todd Gurley Says He Officially Dumping His No. 30 & Will Be Wearing New Number With Falcons (TWEET)

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When Todd Gurley steps on the field as a member of the Atlanta Falcons, he will be rocking a new number.

For the 2020 season and possibly beyond, Gurley will be shedding his No. 30 jersey and wearing No. 21, according to AJC.

In an interview with Atlanta’s 92.9 The Game, the former Rams running back revealed that Deion Sanders told him not to go for his number.

“Prime was hatin’ on me. He told me don’t wear it,” Gurley said. “If I was Prime, I wouldn’t want nobody be wearing my number either.”

Gurley wore No. 30 with the Rams for five seasons, No. 3 when playing at Georgia in college and No. 1 at Tarboro High School in North Carolina.

The Falcons are one of the few teams that choose not to retire jerseys as a franchise policy. Defensive back Desmond Trufant wore No. 21 for the past seven years in Atlanta.