Best names in college football 2022: Defensive Backs, Punter, Kicker
DB: Storm Duck, North Carolina Tar Heels
Storm Duck has been a household name in the Tar Heel State for some time, and not just because it’s a name you’d never forget. He burst onto the scene as a true freshman with two interceptions but has failed to get back to that level. He’s still extremely talented and, for more reason than one, we hope to hear his name on the call many times in 2022.
DB: Buck Coors, Wyoming Cowboys
You could not possibly put a dude named Buck Coors on a better college football team than the Wyoming Cowboys. The guy sounds like a character that was rejected from being on Yellowstone because his name was too on the nose. As for his playing, Coors will be part of a bit of a rebuild in Laramie but flashed potential already.
DB: New Zealand Williams, San Diego State Aztecs
If you’re wondering why you haven’t heard about a player named New Zealand out of the field, that’d be because he redshirted the 2021 season at San Diego State but is now seemingly primed to join the defense this season. A former 3-star recruit, you have to like the idea of a safety from California named New Zealand — talk about coverage area.
DB: Kool-Aid McKinstry, Alabama Crimson Tide
Perhaps the most famous great name on this list, Kool-Aid McKinstry unintentionally became perfect for the NIL era of college football as he signed a deal with Tang. Just kidding, he obviously inked one with Kool-Aid. But now Alabama is looking for the former highly touted recruit to take the next step and be a star for the Crimson Tide secondary.
P: George Georgopolous, Mississippi State Bulldogs
Formerly of UMass, I truly can’t get over this name. George Georgopolous 100 percent sounds like your kid’s imaginary friend. He’s quite real, though, and we’ll see how much he gets on the field in Starkville this season.
K: Bubba Baxa, Houston Cougars
Full disclouser, I’m a sucker for a “Bubba”, which probably has a lot to do with my North Carolina roots. Regardless, you throw the Baxa on the end of the Houston kicker’s name and I’m all the way in. Once at Miami, Baxa has yet to attempt a kick for the Cougars but could be a factor in the 2022 season.