It's the most wonderful time of the year. Christmas is right around the corner, bowl games are ramping up and it's National Signing Day, which means we are once again introduced to the newest great names in college football.
This is my favorite blog to do every year. NSD is where legends like DeColdest Crawford and General Booty are born, so let's take a look at some of the best names from the 2023 class that will join them in the annals of history.
Rowdy Beers, Florida International TE
We're starting off with an all-time banger in FIU's Rowdy Beers. I don't even need to watch the film to know Beers is an absolute monster coming off the end of the line. He blocks his ass off and then is ready to catch the football when his number is called.
This kid is the total package and a unanimous All-Name Team selection.
Dude Person, Central Arkansas DB
Talk about a lethal one-two punch right from the jump: we're following up Rowdy Beers with Dude Person.
This kid is the definition of being HIM. He's literally that Dude. Nothing else needs to be said.
Hannes Hammer, Virginia Tech OL
As a defensive lineman, the last thing you want to see lined up across from you is a 6'7", 275-pounder with "HAMMER" across the back of his jersey. I really hope this kid is good, because you can't be walking around at that size with the name Hannes Hammer and not punish people.
Wilkin Formby, Alabama OL
I don't know that I've ever seen a more perfect fit between a player, his name and his school than Alabama offensive lineman Wilkin Formby. You take one look at Wilkin and he just screams Tuscaloosa.
Nico Iamaleava, Tennessee QB
If you don't know the name already (ee-uh-MALL-ee-ah-vuh), you will very soon. A 5-star quarterback in Josh Heupel's offense is going to put up disgusting numbers and Nico will be dripping swag all over the field while he does it.
Brock Knutson, Nebraska OL
Well hang on, now I have to amend what I said about Wilkin Formby. Brock Knutson is an incredible name on its own but then the pairing with Nebraska is the most perfect fit of all-time.
Also, his last name literally translates to "how boys are born."
Princewill Umanmielen, Nebraska DL
Nebraska has its fingerprints all over the All-Name Team this year. I actually only found Brock Knutson because I was looking for Princewill Umanmielen's graphic. Matt Rhule's roster construction philosophy seems to be to get as many cool names as possible and hope those guys are good at football.
Wilky Denaud, Auburn DL
Not every day you come across a Wilky. I tried to find if Wilky is a nickname or his actual first name and it appears from everything I found it's the latter.
Auburn is losing an All-Name Team Hall of Famer in Tank Bigsby, so Wilky Denaud has some big shoes to fill on The Plains.
Honorable Mention: New Toledo Soccer Coach Mark Batman
I know it's a different kind of football, but Mark Batman has to be on this list. If Toledo doesn't already have Batman merch out, it's missing a huge opportunity.