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    Melin Olsen, 'The Mule'. I suppose just from being so big, strong, and tough!

    Always very hard working and rugged, like a mule. One of the best, most dedicated and intelligent DTs the NFL has ever had. Yes sir!

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    Isaac Bruce: Nickname the GOAT.

    Reason: Because he is the greatest of all time.

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    Tom "Lazarus" Nutten. Earned the nickname because of his ability to repeatedly "rise up" from injuries reported as possible season-enders.

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    Joe "Willie" Namath

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    Volney “Skeet” Quinlan, RB with the Rams, 1952. Popular since his college days at San Diego State.

    I once read how he got the moniker but that was last century when I learned about it.
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    Az "the Wizard" Hakim, I myself refered to him as "the wizard of Az, for his expertise as a punt returner.

    And I guess, since he left the Rams for Detroit, he could also be known as the cowardly Lion.

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    We are the only team to have had Two Deacons. Who was the 'other' one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ramsbruce
    Craig "Ironhead" Heywood

    Not positive but my guess is because he was tough, had a hard head, and laid some big hits while he was carrying the ball.
    IIRC, he earned the name Ironhead in a game early in his career where he carried the ball (or he may have been lead blocking, don't recall exactly) from the 1-yard line into the endzone by diving over the line leading with his head.

    No big deal, right? RB's do it all the time, yes?

    The problem is, his helmet had fallen off before contact, so he actually crashed the line bare-skulled to make that goalline score.
    "Before the gates of excellence the high gods have placed sweat; long is the road thereto and rough and steep at first; but when the heights are reached, then there is ease, though grievously hard in the winning." --- Hesiod

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    Dick "Night Train" Lane - Got the nickname from a record by Buddy Marrow which Tom Fears used to play.

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    Torry "Big Game" Holt

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    Quote Originally Posted by RealRam
    We are the only team to have had Two Deacons. Who was the "other" one?

    :clanram: Well, I'll answer it myself.

    Apart from David 'Deacon' Jones, our Super DE of the 60s, we also had another great one in Dan 'Deacon' Towler (or, "Deacon Dan"), a bruising RB for the Rams, 1950-55.

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    "Hacksaw" Jack Reynolds--Received his name for sawing his car in half with a hacksaw. According to football legend, got so angry following a loss to Mississippi while playing college football at Tennessee in 1969 that he sawed a jeep in half.
    I seem to recall him sawing a VW Bug in half during his Ram days. Of course I could be wrong.
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    Johnny "Zero" Drake. 1937-1941

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