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12 NFL Players With Brilliantly Unusual Names

12 NFL Players With Brilliantly Unusual Names

One of the best parts of watching NFL coverage, regardless of your interest in the sport, is watching the players introduce themselves and the college they attended at the start of the game. The reason this is so entertaining is due to the large volume of unusual names present among NFL players, and we have picked out some of the very best for your enjoyment.

Tip: For extra fun, imagine George Hamilton saying these names during commentary.

D'Brickashaw Ferguson - New York Jets

The king of unusual names, D'Brickashaw is a man who's name is almost as intimidating as his massive frame. Is there a more suitable name for an offensive lineman?

Michael Hoomanawanui - New England Patriots

Partiots back-up tight-end Michael Hoomanana Hoomawanaw Hoomanawanui's name is a mouthful, and a true test for any commentator.

Randy Bullock- Houston Texans


Houston Texans kicker Randy Bullock has a name more suited to Pornography than professional sports, but his habit of failing to perform means he wouldn't be a big name attraction.

Captain Munnerlyn - Carolina Panthers

It's not a nickname, this natural born leader is actually named Captain. The only way his name could be better is if his parents were Mr& Mrs America.

Ikponmwosa Igbinosun - Buffalo Bills

Affectionately known as "Ike", because well... Come on. Give the commentators a chance.

Jaquizz Rodgers - Atlanta Falcons


A truly fantastic name, Jaquizz is as fast as he sounds and finds himself returning kicks on Special Teams as well as taking snaps at running back.

Cornellius Carradine - San Francisco 49ers

49ers defensive end Cornellius Carradine sounds like some sort of 17th century explorer or a pioneer of science, instead he is very big and bashes people for a living.

Barkevious Mingo - Cleveland Browns

Barkevious is just a scary name. Put that name on a huge mobile linebacker and you have one scary individual.

Prince Amukamara - New York Giants


Be honest, if you got an email from Prince Amukamara you would put it straight in the spam folder.

Ndamukong Suh - Detroit Lions

An asbolute beast on the defensive line, we like to imagine he shouts "NDAMUKONG!" every time he sacks the quarterback.

Haha Clinton-Dix - Green Bay Packers

Green Bay Packers Rookie Minicamp
Ha ha! His name is actually HaSean, but everyone calls him Haha. Also, Dix. Don't let the name fool you, he's quite a talented rookie.

Loucheiz Purifoy - Indianapolis Colts

A man who sounds like he should be a preacher or a water filtration system salesman, Purifoy is actually another promising young defensive back with a fantastic name.

Tua Tagovailoa

Tua Tagovailoa

A potential star for years to come the quarterback is starting for the Miami Dolphins this year in his second season after being selected 5th overall in the 2020 NFL Draft. The Hawaiian was a standout at college for Alabama as the Crisom Tide were national champs with him as starter.

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