Ranking the Best Names in College Football

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Sep 26, 2015; Lexington, KY, USA; Kentucky Wildcats head coach Mark Stoops gives instructions to his players during the game against the Missouri Tigers in the second half at Commonwealth Stadium. Kentucky defeated Missouri 21-13. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

7. Thaddeus Snodgrass, Kentucky WR

Biographical Information: Redshirt freshman wide receiver from Springfield, Ohio. Was a 4-star recruit who played in the Offense-Defense All-America Bowl following his senior season. He has a cousin (Keith Traylor) who played 16 years in the NFL. He wears number 10 because of DeSean Jackson and his non-NFL dream job is being a sports commentator. Son of Rentia Snodgrass and Thaddeus Taylor.

Fun Fact from Official Team Bio: His non-sports talent is “pretty good shower singer”

Why I love the name: Voted most likely to be a character in a Dr. Seuss book, Thaddeus was a highly-rated wide receiver recruit who for some reason chose to attend Kentucky. No matter that reason, Wildcat fans can take solace in having the #7 name in the country to root for. “Thaddeus Snodgrass” sounds like either the rich, spoiled kid in a cartoon or a VIP member of a yacht club. No matter who he actually is (likely none of the things I’ve mentioned), his name is an absolute blast to say, especially in a formal, fancy tone while you sip tea with your pinky out.

He can also earn major bonus points if he eventually develops and grows a hybrid grass species called “Snodgrass” that he sells to sports complexes at a premium price. Just a little business idea for you in case football comes to an end, Thad!

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