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10 times teammates made funny phrases with the last names on their jerseys

Every time this happens, it's good. Here are eight recent college football examples, plus one from the NBA.

1. Louisville receiver Traveon Samuel and quarterback Lamar Jackson sat next to each other on the bench during the Cardinals’ thrashing of Charlotte, and their namesake approved:

2. That keeps happening! Years later, two WKU Hilltoppers named Joshua Samuel and Lucky Jackson stood next to each other:

3. Wake Forest players Keegan Good and Augustus Fortune stood next to each other and offered the world something we could all use:

4. Here are Arkansas State’s Jemar Clark and Darion Griswold two years ago:

Good to see you, Mr. Griswold.

5. Also a few years ago, a couple of UTEP players named Autrey Golden and Jameill Showers stood next to each other and reminded the world of a, well, unique way to practice hygiene (via a since-deleted tweet).


That is probably the name of a retirement community in Arizona, right? Yep, no other meanings that I know of for that pair of words. Nope.

6. South Carolina holder Patrick Fish and kicker Elliott Fry, a duo for two years:

7. Michigan tight end Jake Butt, whose name is an endless source of comedy, alongside Kevin Gross at the 2016 Citrus Bowl, via MGoBlog:

8. From 2000 or so, Marshall linebacker Gladstone Coke and punter Curtis Head, via ... well, that was a long time ago, so it's hard to say.

9. From 2007, West Virginia defensive linemen Johnny Dingle and Scooter Berry:

10. This is not a phenomenon limited to college football, although the sport’s huge base of players and teams gives it a lot of chances to occur there.

The greatest moment in coincidental nameplate sequencing in sports history happened in the NBA in January 2015, when Los Angeles Lakers Ryan Kelly and Jordan Clarkson opted to stand next to each other on the sideline.

It doesn’t get any better than this, folks.

Kelly Clarkson Plays Carling Apollo Hammersmith Photo by Jo Hale/Getty Images

Photos via ESPN, Getty and Today

Can you think of other examples? Drop 'em in the comments!