Best names in college football 2022: Tight Ends, Offensive Linemen
TE: Jaeger Bull, Wake Forest Demon Deacons
My big question is how the Rice Owls could just let a tight end named Jaeger Bull walk out of the building like it’s nothing. Of course, that probably has a lot to do with the fact that he’s far more of an offensive line-addition than a pass-catcher at the position, but what do you expect? One look at the name and you know that this guy loves the physicality.
OL: Panda Askew, Charlotte 49ers
Panda Askew, who came to Charlotte in 2020, got his nickname thanks to being a big baseball fan and that led to a connection with San Francisco Giants legend Pablo Sandoval. He’s also worked from not being a notable recruit hardly at all to starting seven games for the 49ers in 2021.
OL: Tiger Shanks, UNLV Rebels
You could tell me the name Tiger Shanks and leave out the fact that he plays offensive line for a Division I program and I would be able to tell you not to mess with this guy. That name strikes the fear of god in anyone who hears it and I have to imagine opposing defensive linemen need to wear their Huggies if they’re lining up across from him.
OL: Dylan Deatherage, Western Michigan Broncos
Your favorite metal band’s favorite offensive lineman, Dylan Deatherage might’ve been the bassist for Korn in another life, just based purely on reckless speculation and no facts at all. The 6-foot-4, 304-pounder started all 12 games for the Broncos in 2021 and is back to cause more pain in the trenches this season, which is pretty hardcore in its own right.
OL: Juice Scruggs, Penn State Nittany Lions
Phat Watts and Juice Scruggs could drop a jazz album that would make Duke Silver’s mustach quiver clean off of his face. He can also grade the road a bit up front for Penn State as he was an All-Big Ten honorable mention in his first season as a starter in 2021, which should mean big things for his redshirt senior season.
OL: Tater Reid, UAB Blazers
Tater Reid hasn’t had the chance to become a household name totally yet as he made his first start in UAB’s opener on Thursday against Alabama A&M. But the junior was a two-time state champ in the shot put and seems ready for a role with the Blazers this season. If nothing else, Reid is the one player in the country who is Samwise Gamgee approved.