From Leasure to Tuf and everyone in-between
With the Ohio State Buckeyes set to kick off a new season (check out our preview package), we thought we'd take a closer look at the current roster to rate select player names from least-to-most football-sounding.
Leisure is great for strolls but keep it out of my football.
This one sounds like it could belong to a minor character in “Harry Potter.”
If a wild animal wanted to adopt a fake name to convince people it was actually human, Drue Chrisman would be the ideal choice.
Right name, wrong sport.
The brief marriage to Britney Spears was quite the accomplishment, though.
The field is no place for a jokester.
Nick Conner could be the mild-mannered alter ego of a less-celebrated Marvel superhero.
Or Hawk, as he's best known to his teammates (writer's note: this may or may not be true).
Maybe it's the Browns fan in me (sigh, I know), but it's impossible to hear the name Clay and not think hard-nosed football. Clay Matthews forever.
How can you go wrong with a last name that sounds like a type of heavy machinery?
This would also be a great MMA name.
This Baugh doesn't break.
Known as Fort Knox to his teammates (writer's note: again, this may or may not be true), this is a GREAT name for an offensive lineman, since he won't allow the opposition to penetrate his defenses.
The tight end has a built-in awards campaign ready to go with “Hausmann for Heisman.”
Maybe it's the legacy Barrett has developed on-field over the last three years, but it's difficult to hear “J.T.” and not immediately think of the pigskin.
Tuf. TUF! I mean, c'mon. Was there ever a doubt this guy would wind up playing football?
OK, so maybe Munford isn't *quite* on par with Tuf, but at 6 feet 6 inches tall and weighing 325 pounds, are you going to argue with him? (Please don't hurt me.)