The NFL thrives on intimidating players, but only a select few have intimidating names that perfectly match their on-the-field personas.
Intimidation is a staple of the NFL primarily on the defensive side of the ball, which makes sense because defenders are doing whatever they can to slow down offensive players.
At least half of the game of football at the professional level is mental. Intimidation can give some players a mental edge over their opponents. A player with an intimidating name has an added advantage before their adversaries even set eyes on them.
Throughout NFL history there have been players with intimidating names. While some have reinforced their names with their play on the field, others have simply flopped and are remembered for nothing but their unique name.
Here are the 20 most intimidating names in NFL history.