Boise State Football: In Search of Some Good Nicknames

Drew RobertsSenior Analyst IJuly 19, 2008

There have been many great nicknames in the annals of sports history: "Magic"..."Primetime"..."Chocolate Thunder"..."Bill Wennington"—great players seem to require great nicknames.

Sadly, this has been an area in which Boise State has been sorely lacking of late. Boise State's recent nicknames consist mainly of shortening the players name or using their initials. ENOUGH!

Fight, Fight, BSU would like to arbitrarily hand out some nicknames that we hope stick with our young squad. Some will require no explanation...some will. Bear with me.

In no particular order:

Austin "Stickum®" Pettis—Dude's got amazing hands.

Vinny "Vincenzo" Perretta—Vinny's an all-purpose player...and "Vinny" is plenty tough...but if he eventually wants to take over the family business; Vincenzo it shall be.

Titus "the" Young—Titus torched defenses as a true frosh last year, but still doesn't look a day over 15. I looked back to Alexander the Great and Hagar the Horrible for this one. Titus the Young shall conquer Gaul.

Bush "Two in the Hand" Hamdan—I've never understood that saying...but depending on what we're talking about, it could be pretty darn cool. Example: Two beating hearts?

Jarrell "Voltron" Root—credit BC's Zagco for this gem.

Ryan "The Flying Dutchman" Winterswyk—Ryan is from La Habra, Calif....but we believe his ancestors to have been pillaging Norsemen.

Jeremy "Slash and Burn" Avery—Avery didn't like "Peanut" too much, and I feel that his running style is most similar to this agricultural practice.

Doug "Doug Mad" Martin—"Doug mad, Doug smash."

DJ "The Quiet Man" Harper—Harper is quiet and unassuming...he also is a punishing runner and one of the fastest guys on the team.

Mike "Teed Off" Williams—You wouldn't like Mike T. when he is angry...only Doug Martin likes him when he's angry.

Kellen "The Prodigy" Moore—Kellen may start as a redshirt freshman and demolish record books in a four-year conquest. We'll see.

Ian "Freakin'" Johnson—He's just Ian freakin' Johnson. 'Nuff said.

Jeremy "AO" Childs—Always Open.

Nate "White Shadow" Potter—He'll be in Clady's shadow his whole career. Embrace it, pal.

Derrell "Geeked Up" Acrey—No one looks like they're having more fun on or off the field than Acrey. We're all expecting big things from this kid.

Kyle "What's with the 2 G's" Gingg—Ohhhh..the second G is silent.

Dallas "Pops" Dobbs—I graduated from BSU almost four years ago...I think Dobbs was in my freshman English class.

Billy "The Professor" Winn—Billy looks like he can recite pi to the 30th decimal point. We hope that he formulates hypotheses on the field about how to destroy quarterbacks.

J.P. "Morgan" Nisby—J.P. Morgan was an American banker and financier. J.P. Nisby is a freakishly strong defensive lineman. Do I have to spell this one out?

Richie "Malibu" Brockel—Looks a little like a Mattel® Ken doll...with much bigger traps.

Andrew "Big Pun" Woodruff—He's a player and he crushes...a lot.

Kyle "Yoink" Wilson—"Oh, you thought you had that ball? Yoink!"

I'm tapped out. Got any more? Send them my way!