I want to say it was YA Tittle of the 49 ers but I cnat find a ref to confirm this answer Close. R.C. Owens, wide receiver for the 49ers, Colts, and Giants between 1957-1964, which nicknamed Alley Oop for his jumping ability. Tittle and Owens were teammates on the 49ers between 1957-1960.
Earle "Greasy" Neale.
Verda Smith, running back for the L.A. Rams between 1949-1953, went by the nickname of Vitamin.
My name is Paul Geathers and I know that, James Allen Geathers went by the nickname, (Jumpy). Better known as the forklift.
If I remember correctly i think it was Russell Maryland from the dallas cowboys
Fred Williamson, defensive back for the Steelers, Raiders, and Chiefs between 1960-1967, had the nickname of 'The Hammer'.
I forget his name but it was on that NBC crap fest football XFL not NFL. ------ He Hate Me was Rod Smart who played five years in the NFL with the Eagles and Panthers.
Ted Hendricks, who played linebacker for the Baltimore Colts and the Oakland Raiders, was nicknamed "The Mad Stork."
Former NFL receiver Willie Anderson, who holds the NFL record for most receiving yards in a single game, went by the nickname of 'Flipper'.
Billy Johnson, wide receiver and kick returner for the Houston Oilers and Atlanta Falcons between 1974-1987, was known as 'White Shoes'.