New San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman will wear the same jersey number he wore during his seven-year career with the rival Seattle Seahawks – number 25. During an interview on Tuesday morning on KNBR, Sherman said that safety Jimmie Ward, who has worn the number since being drafted with the 30th-overall pick by the 49ers in 2014, has agreed to surrender the digits to him.

"We had a good conversation, and he's going to give me my number, which is cool and a testament to him," Sherman said on the "Murph & Mac" show. "He's a great guy. He told me the story of why he wore the number, and it actually meant a lot to him. So I appreciated him being willing to give me a chance at it."

Sherman has registered 367 combined tackles, 32 interceptions, 99 passes defensed, a sack, and five forced fumbles in seven seasons with Seattle. He has also been selected to four Pro Bowls and is a three-time first-team All-Pro.

Ward ended the 2017 season on injured reserve due to a broken forearm suffered against the Philadelphia Eagles. He appeared in seven games and started six this season. He had 32 tackles, one pass defensed, and one fumble recovery. Over his career, Ward has 162 total tackles, two interceptions, a touchdown, two sacks, a forced fumble, and 21 passes defensed.

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