Leonard Williams, a defensive end, wears number 62 for the Jets.
Why can a defensive lineman wear a number in the 60s? My understanding was that 62 was for an offensive guard.
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According to this chart, the number 62 is designated for Offensive Line and Defensive Line. As Leonard Williams is a Defensive Lineman, he is more than welcome to wear #62.
1-9 Quarterbacks and Kickers
10-19 Quarterbacks, Receivers, Tight Ends, and Kickers
20-49 Running Backs and Defensive Backs
50-59 Centers and Linebackers
60-79 Defensive Linemen and Offensive Linemen
80-89 Receivers and Tight Ends (or 40-49 if those ranges are taken)
90-99 Defensive Linemen and Linebackers
His college number of 94 is currently being worn by Damon Harrison, also a Defensive Lineman.