NFL | Joe Theismann OKs Redskins No. 7 for Dwayne Haskins Jr

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Former Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins Jr., left, has received the blessing of former Washington Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann to wear No. 7, the number Theismann wore until he retired in 1985. No Redskin has worn No. 7 since Theismann. [File photos]

Joe Theismann has given Redskins rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins Jr. his blessing to wear his former number in Washington.

Theismann's No. 7 was never retired by the team, but no player has worn it since he retired in 1985.

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"I just got off the phone with Dwayne just a little while ago, and I told him it was OK to wear No. 7," Theismann said Wednesday on WJFK-FM radio.

"I've given him permission," Theismann said. "Not that I felt like I needed to, but he was respectful enough to ask. We had a really nice conversation."

After Washington selected him with the 15th pick of the first round last Thursday, Haskins, who wore No. 7 in high school and at Ohio State, told NFL Network he wanted to "talk to Mr. Theismann first" before requesting the number.

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