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Gano to wear number 9 NOT number 4

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"I wanted No. 9 in the first place, and then I found out Jared wanted to switch numbers anyway, so I went with it," Gano said. The only Panthers player to wear No. 4 in a game is John Kasay, the team's kicker from 1995-2010 who ranks eighth in NFL history with 1,970 points. "I'm glad he made that decision," Rivera said of Gano's number change. "John was a terrific player for this team and for this community. You don't want to create conversation and comparison. I think that was a smart move on his part."

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