I know this post will probably create an uproar, but I want to go ahead with it anyways. I don't think the number 1 jersey should be worn any Michigan football player. I understand that several great wide receivers have worn the jersey and that are there are certain ability and character prerequisites that have allowed them to dawn it. However, I grew up playing many recreation and high school sports, including football, and never did any of the teams have a number 1 jersey. I asked why this was case as a child and the most common response had to do with the cosmos of a team. I was told that no one should be bigger than the team and the number 1 jersey could serve that purpose if worn. One may argue, well that's why the number 1 jersey is given to the most deserving wide receiver that exemplifies everything about a Michigan Man. I think my thought process comes from the ideology that single players should not put on a pedestal, especially at a historically egotistical position (WR) and in the ultimate team sport.
good luck with that