UofL FOOTBALL | Which Group Has the Best Nickname?

08/05/2017 01:49 PM

There is an internal battle on the Louisville football team this season.

The battle focuses around nicknames, specifically, which group of players has the best nickname?

The secondary has given itself the nickname of “The Tax Boys,” since it hopes to make its opponents pay.

“We get a bunch of laughs here and there,” said cornerback Jaire Alexander. “But between the white lines, they know what’s up.”

The group of players the secondary goes up against is the receivers. Those players have also given themselves a nickname, “The Breadwinners.”

“We came up with ‘The Breadwinners,’” said wide receiver Jaylen Smith. “You think about it, we’re going to win the money. That’s us. They’re (cornerbacks) taxing the money but we’re winning it. We do our best to make sure we stay tax-free.”

Meanwhile, the Louisville tight ends have a nickname as well, “The Jack Boyz.”

TE Charles Standberry says that is his group’s nickname because the tight ends are the “physical, hard-nosed players on the field.”

The nicknames do not stop there however. The running backs also have a name for themselves, “The Dawgs.”

“We really started it, the nickname ordeal or whatever,” said running back Reggie Bonnafon. “Since I’ve been here, they’ve (running backs) been called ‘The Dawgs.’”

Andrew Chernoff

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