Shelton is half Samoan, half Peruvian and one of his idols was Hall of Fame linebacker Junior Seau, who was also of Samoan descent.
In Shelton’s second season, he changed his uniform number from No. 71 to No. 55 in honor of Seau and his bother, Shennan, who was killed in a gun battle in 2011.
Shelton probably won’t get either one of those numbers here with the Giants. No. 71 has been Will Henrnadez’ for three years while No. 55 was snatched up by another free agent, linebacker Reggie Ragland.