NFL Football Player Nicknames Quiz

Guess the players who were given these famous nicknames.
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Last updated: March 22, 2015
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First submittedJuly 18, 2012
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All Day
Adrian Peterson
The Bus
Jerome Bettis
Walter Payton
The Refrigerator
William Perry
Calvin Johnson
Too Tall
Ed Jones
Broadway Joe
Joe Namath
Prime Time
Deion Sanders
Galloping Ghost
Red Grange
Night Train
Dick Lane
The Juice
O.J. Simpson
Mean Joe
Joe Greene
The Minister of Defense
Reggie White
Run DMC 
Darren McFadden
The Nigerian Nightmare
Christian Okoye
Joe Cool
Joe Montana
Beast Mode
Marshawn Lynch
Muscle Hamster
Doug Martin
LeSean McCoy
Crazy Legs
Elroy Hirsch
Level ∞
Jul 18, 2012
Updated and expanded!
Level 55
Jul 28, 2012
Can you add one of the all-time greats?: Elroy "Crazylegs" Hirsch
Level ∞
Mar 22, 2015
Okay, it's a fun nickname.
Level 33
Dec 13, 2012
You should have "samurai" for Mike Singletary. You know, from the song? "I'm samurai Mike I stop 'em cold"
Level 44
May 6, 2014
Ochocinco for Chad Johnson??
Level 67
Jun 11, 2019
That was his actual name
Level 48
May 30, 2015
Nice job on Muscle Hamster. I would recommend the following:

Mad Bomber-Daryl Lamonica(I think that's how you spell it)

The Assassin- Jack Tatum (clearly a Raiders theme here)

Level 84
Mar 31, 2017
"Muscle Hamster" may be my all-time favorite one. Right up there with baseball's "Cool Papa Bell".

For the NFL, one from yesteryear that stands out to me is "Bambi" for HOF'er Lance Alworth.

Level 35
Jul 20, 2015
Nigerian Nightmare was also Samkon Gado. He was nicknamed after the original but still should work because he was referred to as that by all the announcers. Played for Packers and Texans as a starter; many other teams as a back-up/practice squad.
Level 29
Oct 23, 2015
change muscle hamster to dougernaut
Level 84
Mar 31, 2017
Nah, Muscle Hamster is infinitely better. Nicknames are always better when the desired image of the player named doesn't artificially influence it. Which is why all of the nicknames Deion Sanders gave himself are stupid, IMO.
Level 48
Oct 24, 2015
the law firm-ben jarvus green ellis! my favorite nickname
Level 44
May 23, 2016
You should add The Law Firm - Benjarvus Green-Ellis!
Level 44
Dec 17, 2016
Darrell Green "The Ageless Wonder?" Big Ben Roethlisberger? Bullet Bob Hayes? Captain Kirk Cousins? John Riggins "The Diesel?" Favre the Gunslinger? Sheriff Manning?
Level 84
Mar 31, 2017
Roger "The Dodger" Staubach.

You probably also have enough material to make a team nickname quiz, too. Doomsday Defense, Pride & Poise Boys, Purple People Eaters, Orange Crush, Killer Bees, Over-the-Hill Gang, Fearsome Foursome, Steel Curtain, Air Coryell, Ground Chuck, Monsters of the Midway, Hogs, etc.

Level 14
Aug 22, 2017
They should add Clipboard Jesus Charlie Whitehurst
Level 40
Oct 24, 2017
You should add Janoris "Jackrabbit" Jenkins
Level 55
Jan 4, 2019
Hugh "The King" McElhenny; Joe "The Jet" Perry; "Slingin'" Sammy Baugh; Paul "Golden Boy" Hornung; Lou "The Toe" Groza; Ken "The Snake" Stabler; Norm "The Dutchman" Van Brocklin; Howard "Hopalong" Cassady; Gale "Kansas Comet" Sayers; Ted "The Mad Stork" Hendricks; Daryle "The Mad Bomber" Lamonica; Jack "The Assassin" Tatum; Ernie "Big Dog" Nevers; Felix (Doc) "Mr. Inside" Blanchard; Glenn "Mr. Outside" Davis; "Deacon" Dan Towler; Alan "The Horse" Ameche; Willie "The Wisp" Galimore; Lance "Bambi" Alworth; Gene "Highway 63" Upshaw...
Level 58
Apr 2, 2024
This needs an update badly...

May I suggest Joe Brr (Joe Burrow), J-Jettas (Justin Jefferson), and Sauce (Ahmad Gardner)?

Level 34
Apr 16, 2024
You mean Joe Shiesty ;)