NFL Rookies' Real Names Revealed: The Story Behind the Nicknames

Jaxon Wildwood

Updated Wednesday, July 10, 2024 at 12:00 AM CDT

Football fans, get ready for a whimsical and eye-opening revelation about some of the newest NFL rookies. It turns out that many of these athletes don't go by their real first names. Here are some amusing and surprising facts about their true ident*****:

Lad Makoni, known on the field as Lad Makoni, is actually named Andrew Makoni. "Lad" is his middle name. If you thought his name couldn't get any more unique, think again!

Chop Robinson, another rookie making waves, was born as Daman Robinson. While most people might have guessed "Chop" was a nickname, the story behind it is quite entertaining. His childhood nickname was "Pork Chop" because he weighed a whopping 14 pounds at birth.

Xavier Legette, who prefers to go by his middle name, is actually Anthony Legette. While "Anthony" might seem pretty standard, it’s easy to see why he opted for the more distinctive "Xavier."

Rook Aoro’s real name is a mouthful: Oena Kway Aoro. It's no wonder he shortened it to Rook, but let's be honest, watching announcers attempt to pronounce his full name each week would provide endless entertainment.

Finally, there's Kool-Aid McKinstry, whose real name is JaQuincy McKinstry. The nickname "Kool-Aid" comes from his childhood. When he was a baby, his smile reminded his grandmother of the Kool-Aid Man, and the name stuck.

These are just a few of the NFL rookies whose real names might surprise you. To uncover more hidden truths and enjoy a good laugh, watch the full video.

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