College Football's Triple-Name Terrors

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College Football's Triple-Name Terrors

Have you ever considered how many college football players seem to have the personality to match their names?

Dick Butkus of Illinois, Warren Moon of Washington, Steve Smear of Penn State, and I.M. Hipp of Nebraska were bigger than life as collegians, and were born with dynamic names, seemingly to emphasize their skill and reputation.

For some reason, the triple name has a reputation of being a strictly "Southern thing" and is often applied to describe indistinct and numerous players from various schools throughout the SEC, the old SWC, and the ACC.

It is a statement about one's culture.

The following is a listing of 11 triple-name terrors. Not all are from the South. They certainly are not a racially homogeneous group either.

It goes without saying they are not talentless drones to be herded together.

Let us present a true to life, blue-blooded view of outstanding college football players with three names.

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