Dabo Swinney's First Name Explained By The Man Himself

One of the wonders of this young college football season has been getting to know Clemson coach Dabo Sweeney. He's energetic, excitable and his interviews are simply the best. But that name...

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On Versus, Dabo Swinney is asked about his first name: "I didn't even know my real name until 3rd grade and they had those scantron sheets"

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His real name, by the way, is William. The backstory behind it all stems from a nickname used by Swinney's older brother, who used to call him Dat Boy. It morphed into Dabo and the name stuck.

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