Click on the link below to see all the players that wore number 43 for the Yankees.
Fran Tarkenton - Vikings and Giants Steve Bartkowski - Falcons Santonio Holmes - Steelers Tarkenton and Bartkowski both had their number retired by their teams, Holmes was the MVP of Super Bowl 43.
43 - Jorge Maldonada
Two notable players who wore number 43 for the Dallas Cowboys were All-Pro running back Don Perkins (1961-68) and All-Pro safety Cliff Harris (1970-79).
Troy Polamalu & Jim Norton
Jeff NelsonScott ProctorClick on the link below to see all the Yankees who wore #43.
An NFL team can have up to 54 players in their active roster, but if you just want to field a team the minimum would be 43 or so.
Nobody wore 43 for the Patriots in 2001
The most popular guy wearing 43 is Troy Polomalu.
Damaso Marte wore #43 for the Yankees in 2009.
According to Pro Football Reference, through Week 16 of the 2008 season UCLA has had 265 players play in the NFL (20 currently active) and Miami has had 261 players play in the NFL (43 currently active).
Troy Polamalu wore number 43 in Super Bowl XL. He is the Steelers strong safety.
There are 43 former Ohio State football players on active rosters in the NFL. The third most by any team in the NCAA.
Reggie Jackson of course!
In 2001, Todd Greene and Christian Parker both wore #43 for the Yankees.
On the field of play during a game there are 11 players on both offense and defense. On a team, where the active roster consists of 45 players, there is usually a breakdown of 21 or 22 players on both offense and defense. Two of the 45 players on the active roster are kickers (punter and placekicker) so that leaves 43 players to breakdown between offense and defense.