Minnesota LB wears late ex-teammate's number in opener

Keanon Cooper

@GopherGridiron

Every Minnesota football player will wear a patch on their jersey in honor of late ex-teammate Gary Tinsley during the 2012 season. For Thursday night’s season opener at UNLV, linebacker Keanon Cooper also will wear Tinsley’s old number, No. 51. Cooper normally wears No. 4. Talk about a great tribute for a former teammate and friend.

Tinsley died on April 6 in his campus apartment. He was 22.

[BTN.com: Keanon Cooper talks Gary Tinsley, impresses in late grandfather's suit]

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BTN.com web editor Brent Yarina writes the Clothes Call features. Send him your Big Ten fashion tips here, find all of his work here and follow him on Twitter at @BTNBrentYarina.

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