Bears fans are hoping that No. 13 will prove lucky for first round pick Kevin White, a wide receiver out of West Virginia. (Avinash Chak/Medill)
By Scott Guthrie
The Bears have Kevin White’s number.
And Bears fans already are buying it on jerseys.
A customizable jersey station at Chicago’s Draft Town allowed fans to purchase the No. 13 Bears jersey of the wide receiver selected seventh overall Thursday night.
“We were able to customize some on Friday since we have the [printing] press here and one at Draft Town,” said Bears Pro Shop employee Janet Hernandez.
The Bears Pro Shop is located at the north end of Soldier Field.
“We’ve made around 25 White jerseys so far,” said Hernandez, “including about 16 in store.”
Those 16 official jerseys have been custom ordered, at $140 each, which explains the higher-than-normal price. The store made a few extra for weekend customers, then will receive a shipment of No. 13 jerseys Monday.
NFLShop.com, the league’s official online store, is offering a $99 version of No. 13 White jerseys. But the site warns that delivery will take two to four weeks from the time the NFL officially assigns White No. 13.
Jerseys of Friday night Bears picks Eddie Goldman (defensive tackle, Florida State,) and Hroniss Grasu (center, Oregon) can be purchased on the Bears Pro Shop site (store.chicagobears.com) for $140 each. But instead of their official numbers, each jersey gives the round number the player was selected (2 for Goldman, 3 for Grasu).