View Full Version : Famous NFL Player Nicknames

10-07-2009, 06:57 PM
Packers LB - Ray 'Wildman' Nitschke
Raiders G - 'Uptown' Gene Upshaw
Bears RB - 'Sweetness' Walter Payton
Oakland WR - Raghib 'Rocket' Ismail
Steelers QB - 'Big' Ben Roethlisberger
Bears DT - William "Refrigerator or Fridge' Perry
Packers DE - 'The Minister of Defense' Reggie White
Steelers Head Coach - 'The Chin' Bill Cowher
Falcons DB - 'Prime Time' Deion Sanders
Bears Head Coach - George 'Papa Bear' Halas
Rams WR - 'Big Game' Torry Holt
Lions DB - Dick 'Night Train' Lane
Steelers DT - 'Mean' Joe Greene
Giants LB - 'L.T.' Lawrence Taylor (the one and only LT)
Browns RB - 'First Down' Jim Brown
Packers LB - 'K.G.B.' Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila
Oilers RB - 'The Tyler Rose' Earl Campbell
Colts RB - 'Edge' Edgerrin James
Bears TE - 'Iron' Mike Ditka
49ers QB - 'The Comeback Kid' Joe Montana (Nickname also used for John Elway)
Buffalo Bills RB - 'Juice' O.J. Simpson
Steelers RB - 'Fast' Willie Parker
Steelers LB - 'Cpt.' Jack Lambert
Steelers/Packers RB - 'The Dump Truck' Najeh Davenport
Redskins FB - 'The Diesel' John Riggins
Rams DE - 'Secretary of Defense' 'Deacon' David Jones
Steelers RB - 'Bus' Jerome Bettis
Steelers QB - Tommy 'Gun' Maddox
Jets QB - 'Broadway Joe' Namath
Steelers QB - 'Blonde Bomber' Terry Bradshaw
Saints RB - Craig 'Ironhead' Heyward
Panthers RB - 'He Hate Me' Rod Smart
Titans DE - 'The Freak' Jevon Kearse
Raiders DB - Jack ' The Assassin' Tatum

Just to list a few, the bold names are my personal favorites. I've noticed the list is just overflowing with Steeler nicknames, and I don't think that is a coincidence. Steeler fans/announcers have dubbed some of the greatest nicknames. Add to list if you feel I left someone out, or just wanted to name your favorites!

10-07-2009, 07:02 PM
'the dump truck' najeh davenport....i like dookie better

10-07-2009, 07:13 PM
Billy "White Shoes" Johnson - Oilers

Ray "*******" Lewis - Ravens

10-07-2009, 07:23 PM
Lethon "Burnt Toast" Flowers

10-07-2009, 07:32 PM
Billy "White Shoes" Johnson - Oilers

Ray "*******" Lewis - Ravens


Shawne "Lights out" Merriman.

10-07-2009, 08:33 PM
White Wes Welker - Patriots


10-07-2009, 09:28 PM
'Big Snack' - Casey Hampton
'Iron Mike' Webster

10-07-2009, 11:45 PM
Ernie "Fats" Holmes,Dwight "Mad Dog" White,Jerry 'Moon' Mullins,Mel"Soup"Blount,Glen "Pine"Edwards,Jack "Hammer"Ham,Dennis"Dirt"Winston,Donnie 'Torpedo" Shell.Just a few old Steelers I can think of.

10-08-2009, 01:45 AM
Tony "OH-NO HomO" Romo and Troy "The Hitman" Polamalu:cope:

10-08-2009, 02:11 AM
Ray "*******" Lewis - Ravens :lol:

10-08-2009, 11:47 AM
Billy "White Shoes" Johnson - Oilers

Ray "*******" Lewis - Ravens

Here's another one:
Elvis "Toast" Patterson
he said he was the toast of the town, he was such a bad CB he was constantly toasted...
Even by Weegie Thompson (WR 1983-1989?)
tall, SLOW white guy for 44 yds
that was enough for him to retire

and another Steeler:
LC "Hollywood Bags" Greenwood

10-08-2009, 01:28 PM
Riggins would have been a hell of a good Steeler.

10-08-2009, 02:19 PM
Riggins would have been a hell of a good Steeler.

Yes he would have... but we had Franco.. Imagine Riggins and Franco, together.. plowing through anyone..

I can't believe I forgot to add 'Big Snack'...:evilshake:

10-08-2009, 03:10 PM
Troy "Head and Shoulders" Polamalu

Hines "Psycho" Ward