The 10 Best Names in NFL History

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The 10 Best Names in NFL History
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"A rose by any other name would smell as sweet," according to that famous William Shakespeare...doesn't he cover the Buccaneers for the Tampa Tribune

We take that to mean the following: A name is just a name. 

But names do have an amazing ability to capture our imagination and attention. 

As great as he was, Dick Butkus' unique and memorable name was a part of his legacy. 

But for the purposes of this list, the most interesting names, however, have an incredible way of describing that person, or at least their style of play. 

There's just a special and ironic correlation between these 10 players and their roles on the football field. 


Note: My definition of "best name" means no nicknames! Rock Cartwright and Fred "the Hammer" Williamson don't qualify. 

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