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The Best Football Nicknames

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Rated 2 points - posted 5 years ago by pxc0 in category Sports.
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Joe Cool - Joe Montana Report Abuse
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"The Minister Of Defense" Reggie White Report Abuse
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"Sweetness" Walter Payton Report Abuse
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William "The Refrigerator" Perry Report Abuse
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"The Freak" -- Jevon Kearse Report Abuse
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Dick “Night Train” Lane Report Abuse
A cool, suave name that also was a description. Dick Lane played like a train - smooth, fast, efficient and capable of running you over if you were in the way.
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The Galloping Ghost - Red Grange Report Abuse
This name just feels right for a superstar college skill player who wowed crowds in the 1920s. It describes his running style perfectly - even though hardly any film exists of grange we can almost picture him galloping down the field - the perfect blend of speed, power and finesse.
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“Mean” Joe Greene Report Abuse
A perfect football nickname, Greene anchored the Steel Curtain D-Line of the 70s and he played, well...mean.
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“Broadway” Joe Namath Report Abuse
Perhaps no nickname has been as fitting. Namath was a winner and a talented QB, but he's remembered for his larger than life personality, love of the ladies and the night life and willingness to jump in the spotlight at every opportunity. He was the perfect QB for the bright lights of NYC.
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Rod "He Hate Me" Smart Report Abuse
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Lester "The Molester" Hayes Report Abuse
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Lou "The Toe" Groza Report Abuse
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“Iron” Mike Ditka Report Abuse
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The Nigerian Nightmare - Christian Okoye Report Abuse
A Chiefs running back in the 90s, Okoye was known as a ferocious running back who could not be brought down. The name alone tells you this is a guy to fear.
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"The Golden Boy" Tom Brady Report Abuse
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"The Assassin" Jack Tatum Report Abuse
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"Megatron" - Calvin Johnson Report Abuse
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"The Manster" Randy White Report Abuse
Half man, half monster... You jelly ?
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Craig "Ironhead" Heyward Report Abuse
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Elroy "Crazy Legs" Hirsch Report Abuse
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Billy "White Shoes" Johnson Report Abuse
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"Too Tall"-- Ed Jones Report Abuse
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