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Just like 7-Eleven, Fresno State receivers expect to be always open. They made a shirt about it

Fresno State WR Derrion Grim explains the meaning of the wide receivers T-shirts

Derrion Grim and other wide receivers wore a shirt with 7-Eleven written on the front, signifying the receivers being always open.
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Derrion Grim and other wide receivers wore a shirt with 7-Eleven written on the front, signifying the receivers being always open.

Fresno State wide receivers wore matching undershirts during Saturday’s Spring Preview at Bulldog Stadium that had a special meaning.

Under their red jerseys they had a white shirt with black lettering: “WIDEOUTS” and “ALWAYS 7-11 OPEN” using the convenience store 7-Eleven’s logo.

“We don’t say wide receivers, we say wideouts,” Derrion Grim said. “7-Eleven is open 24 hours. As wide receivers, we’re always open. No matter what the play is or the route is, we’re always open.”

Bulldogs senior wide receiver Frank Dalena gets credit for the idea of matching shirts, Grim said. “As soon as I came here, I always said 7-Eleven. He said, ‘What if I make a shirt like this?’ I told him that would be awesome. We got them last Saturday and me and Frankie wore them in the scrimmage and we made it a thing (Saturday) all the receivers need to wear this.”

Grim said the wide receivers will continue to wear those shirts when fall camp opens.

Grim’s shirt had extra adornment. “Whenever the kids want to sign something I tell them they got to sign my shirt,” he said. “in order for me to sign their poster, ball or hat, they have to sign my shirt. I want the kids to feel special as well because it makes me feel good that they want my signature.”

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Anthony Galaviz writes about sports for The Fresno Bee. He covers the Oakland Raiders, high schools, boxing, MMA and junior colleges. He’s been with The Bee since 1997 and attended Fresno City College before graduating from Fresno State with a major in journalism and a minor in criminology.

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