Dick “Night Train” Lane. Walter “Sweetness” Payton. Billy “White Shoes” Johnson. “Neon” Deion Sanders, aka “Prime Time.” The Nigerian Nightmare. The Terminator. Hacksaw.
NFL lore is rife with great nicknames, and modern day players are no exception.
Some are great descriptions of what a player does, some refer to how they do it, some just refer to who they are.
Most are about as subtle as a sledgehammer.
To make this list, the only qualifications are a) a great nickname (obviously!) and b) to have been on any team’s active roster during the regular season in the last ten years.
Group nicknames will count too, because really, who’s to say “The Fearsome Foursome” isn’t as cool as “The Manster?”
Let’s get this party started!