Super Name Sunday: Names From Super Bowl XLV
While the country’s attention will be focused on football this Super Bowl Sunday, some of us may be more interested in another aspect of the action: The crazy names of the players, of course! Nameberry’s new intern Robert Harclerode breaks down the most interesting names on both teams:
The Super Bowl has displayed a vast amount of talent and drama, but it has also showcased some of the most unique names on one of the biggest stages in all of professional sports.
The Pittsburgh Steelers and the Green Bay Packers both boast their own separate historic franchises, as well as their own fascinating names within the Super Bowl’s past. In Super Bowl I & II, which both ended in Green Bay victories, Bart Starr was named the Most Valuable Player. Other great Packers in those first Super Bowls include Forrest Gregg, Boyd Dowler, Elijah Pitts, Max McGee, Lionel Aldridge, and Zeke Bratkowski.
Here are some distinctive names to listen for in this year’s Super Bowl showdown:
ATARI Bigby – #20 – Safety
DARYN Colledge – #73 – Guard
DIYRAL Briggs – #53 – Linebacker
JARIUS Wynn – #94 – Defensive End
TRAMON Williams – #38 – Cornerback
ARNAZ Battle – #81 – Wide Receiver
BRYANT Mcfadden – #20 – Cornerback
BYRON Leftwich – #4 – Quarterback
CREZDON Butler – #28 – Cornerback
FLOZELL Adams – #71 – Offensive Tackle
KEYARON Fox – #57 – Linebacker
LAMARR Woodley – #56 – Linebacker
MAURKICE Pouncey – #53 – Center
MEWELDE Moore – #21 – Running Back
RASHARD Mendenhall – #34 – Running Back
TROY Polamalu – #43 – Strong Safety
ZIGGY Hood – #96 – Defensive End
Nameberry intern Robert Harclerode is a student at Montclair State University where he majors in communication studies and minors in business and journalism. Robert is in the process of writing and managing his own sports blog.
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on February 4th, 2011 at 11:45 am
Love me some FLOZELL! That’s definitely my favorite here. Also a big fan of D’Brickashaw and Plaxico.
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on February 4th, 2011 at 11:53 am
There was an article in Sports Illustrated (I think, maybe ESPN the magazine) a number of years ago about there being a large number of Antoines in the NFL, but they were all spelled differently – Antwaan was one of them. It was funny to see such a name-related article in SI!
on February 4th, 2011 at 12:19 pm
I went to college with D’Brickashaw (nn Brick) Ferguson – he was a nice guy, with a cool name story: His mom’s favorite movie apparently was the Thorn Birds, so she named him after one of the characters – Father “De Bricassart”
on February 4th, 2011 at 12:23 pm
I just googled D’Brickashaw’s name – apparently it was his Dad’s choice. He liked that the character struggled to devote his life to God, but also to those he loved on Earth. His mom wanted something less “out there” – Montgomery – so that became his middle name. Link here: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1110571/index.htm
on February 4th, 2011 at 1:11 pm
My husband is a Steelers fan and I cheer for the Pack, so we’ve been (jokingly) talking about compromising on names for this little babe if it’s a boy: Troy Rodgers, Raji Harrison, Hines Hawk… 🙂
on February 4th, 2011 at 6:08 pm
Like ’em or hate ’em football names are always a great conversation! There’s something very substantial and unique about a lot of them. Winners of most unusual for me Mewelde, Crezdon, Atari (someone loved video games, I’m lookin at you Dad), Diyral, Jarius, Trai and Arnaz. Now kicker last names . . .
on February 9th, 2011 at 10:59 am
My dad’s name is Rodger and my sister likes the name Aaron (we’re from WI). She’s joked about naming her new baby Aaron Rodger if it’s a boy. At least I hope she’s joking. LOL!
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