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The 25 Best Names In The NFL

What's in a name?

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The NFL season begins Thursday, September 4th in Seattle, Washington. I, and many other Americans, are ecstatic about pro football being back! Woop!

But let's take a look at the 25 best and most interesting player names currently on NFL rosters! Sports tend to give us some of the best names ever.

1. Boobie Dixon (RB, Bills)

His real name is Anthony Dixon (which he went by when he played for the 49ers) but now that he's on the Buffalo Bills he's 'Boobie.'Buffalo Bills' Boobie! Fun to say.
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His real name is Anthony Dixon (which he went by when he played for the 49ers) but now that he's on the Buffalo Bills he's 'Boobie.'

Buffalo Bills' Boobie! Fun to say.

2. D'Brickashaw Ferguson (OT, Jets)

Try to say his name five times fast?Did you do it? Yeah it wasn't that difficult... But how awesome is D'Brickashaw's name? It's excellent!
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Try to say his name five times fast?

Did you do it? Yeah it wasn't that difficult... But how awesome is D'Brickashaw's name? It's excellent!

3. Joique Bell (RB, Lions)

Joique Bell is not only a bruiser, he's got one helluva fun name to say.It's pronounced Joy-ck.
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Joique Bell is not only a bruiser, he's got one helluva fun name to say.

It's pronounced Joy-ck.

4. Darren Sproles (RB, Eagles)

Now hear me out.Darren Sproles' name may not be that interesting sounding, but say his name slowly... now say it a bit faster. Isn't it just one of the better sounding names in football? He was perfect when he was a Charger because he and his name (to me) represented a lightning bolt!Sppprrrroooooollleeeesssss! Yes!
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Now hear me out.

Darren Sproles' name may not be that interesting sounding, but say his name slowly... now say it a bit faster. Isn't it just one of the better sounding names in football? He was perfect when he was a Charger because he and his name (to me) represented a lightning bolt!

Sppprrrroooooollleeeesssss! Yes!

5. Paul Posluszny (LB, Jaguars)

'Paul Posluszny' sounds like a muscle-bound bad guy in an '80s action movie. He plays the perfect position for his terrific, albeit frightening-sounding, name.
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'Paul Posluszny' sounds like a muscle-bound bad guy in an '80s action movie. He plays the perfect position for his terrific, albeit frightening-sounding, name.

6. Bjoern Werner (OLB, Colts)

Another villianious sounding name is Bjoern Werner (it's Bjoern per Colts.com but Bjorn per other sites). Still a spectacular name for a football player.Which "bad" guy would you rather face? Werner or Posluszny?
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Another villianious sounding name is Bjoern Werner (it's Bjoern per Colts.com but Bjorn per other sites). Still a spectacular name for a football player.

Which "bad" guy would you rather face? Werner or Posluszny?

7. Aqib Talib (CB, Broncos)

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I love Aqib Talib's name. It just rolls off the tongue.

8. Frostee Rucker (DE, Cardinals)

Did you know Frostee Rucker owns (or owned) a frozen yogurt shop?He really missed the opportunity to use his first name as part of the shop's name.
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Did you know Frostee Rucker owns (or owned) a frozen yogurt shop?

He really missed the opportunity to use his first name as part of the shop's name.

9. Garrett Gilkey (OL, Buccaneers)

I'm a big fan of alliteration and Garrett Gilkey is a perfect alliterative name.
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I'm a big fan of alliteration and Garrett Gilkey is a perfect alliterative name.

10. Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (S, Packers)

Yep. Had to include Ha Ha.
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Yep. Had to include Ha Ha.

11. Troy Polamalu (S, Steelers)

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Troy Polamalu's name is perfect for all sports. His name just sounds like a warrior's name.

12. J. R. Sweezy (OL, Seahawks)

J. R. Sweezy's last name doesn't even sound like a real last name. Definitely has to be a fan of Lil' Wayne, right?
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J. R. Sweezy's last name doesn't even sound like a real last name. Definitely has to be a fan of Lil' Wayne, right?

13. Ishmaa'ily Kitchen (DL, Browns)

Such a gnarly first name with such a simple last name. Perfect combination.
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Such a gnarly first name with such a simple last name. Perfect combination.

14. Star Lotulelei (DT, Panthers)

The first time I heard Lotulelei's name when he played at Utah, I became enamored with his name - and his playing ability!
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The first time I heard Lotulelei's name when he played at Utah, I became enamored with his name - and his playing ability!

15. Dexter McCluster (RB, Titans)

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One day I imagined Dexter McCluster teaching Quantum Physics with a name like Dexter.

Or slicing up bad guys for the greater good?

16. King Dunlap (OT, Chargers)

How can I pass up on a guy named King?
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How can I pass up on a guy named King?

17. Dane Sanzenbacher (WR, Bengals)

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"SANZENBACHER!!" - Gruden's voice.

18. Cameron Wake (DE, Dolphins)

Wake's name isn't anything unusual, but it's a bit frightening. I'm not quite sure why, but 'Cameron Wake' sounds scary.
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Wake's name isn't anything unusual, but it's a bit frightening. I'm not quite sure why, but 'Cameron Wake' sounds scary.

19. Captain Munnerlyn (CB, Vikings)

If I can't pass on King Dunlap, I can't pass on Captain Munnerlyn.
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If I can't pass on King Dunlap, I can't pass on Captain Munnerlyn.

20. Jonathan Babineaux (DT, Falcons)

Geaux Babineaux!Unsure how to pronounce Babineaux? Right here: Bab-eh-new.
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Geaux Babineaux!

Unsure how to pronounce Babineaux? Right here: Bab-eh-new.

21. Frank Gore (RB, 49ers)

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What another perfect football name with Frank Gore.

Frank may be older but he's not afraid to gore his opponents... Sorry for that.

22. Marshal Yanda (OL, Ravens)

YANDA is just terrific to say.Yanda, Yanda, Yanda!
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YANDA is just terrific to say.

Yanda, Yanda, Yanda!

23. Ego Ferguson (DT, Bears)

Ego Ferguson's first name better be pronounced like 'eee-go' not 'ehhh-go'!
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Ego Ferguson's first name better be pronounced like 'eee-go' not 'ehhh-go'!

24. Greg Zuerlein (K, Rams)

Greg Zuerlein's name is odd and awesome because it starts with a 'Z' and it comes off as a type of crappy beer that 20-somethings begrudgingly drink.
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Greg Zuerlein's name is odd and awesome because it starts with a 'Z' and it comes off as a type of crappy beer that 20-somethings begrudgingly drink.

25. Mike DeVito (DE, Chiefs)

DeVito is the closest thing we'll get to having Danny DeVito in the NFL.
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DeVito is the closest thing we'll get to having Danny DeVito in the NFL.

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