Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Falcons bestow amusing nickname to rookie on 'Hard Knocks'


Veterans of the Atlanta Falcons are not immune to giving rookies a hard time. And the latest evidence of this comes courtesy of HBO's Hard Knocks.

On the show, a rookie defensive tackle out of the University of Kentucky, Donte Rumph, earned a nickname he would rather not have: "Cupcake."

Rumph garnered the nickname when he injured his elbow in training camp was rolled around on the ground in extreme anguish. His coach then called him out for being soft like a cupcake and the rest is history.

Eventually, per his request, the Cupcake nickname was ditched after Rumph earned the right to be called by his normal name, thanks in large part to a couple good days of practice.

Via For the Win

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