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The Next Generation: College Football Players Named after 90s Rappers

Rapper Snoop Dogg is a well known USC fan - unfortunately no NCAA player sports the first name Snoop....yet. (Photo courtesy of SI).

The newest wave of college football players is rolling in, and they’re setting the bar high thanks to the names on their birthday certificates. Some of the best names in the late 90s/early 2000s rap game have grown up and are crushing it on the college gridiron. Here’s some of the best in the game:

Mase Funa
University of Oregon
#47, Linebacker
Named after: Ma$e
RIAA Certified Platinum Albums: 1
RIAA Certified Platinum Singles: 4

Jadakiss Bonds
Hampton University
#81, Wide Receiver
Named after: Jadakiss
RIAA Certified Platinum Albums: 1
RIAA Certified Platinum Singles: 0

Mystical McGhee
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
#17, Wide Receiver
Named After: Mystikal
RIAA Certified Platinum Albums: 3
RIAA Certified Platinum Singles: 1

Cam’ron Harris
University of Miami
#23, Running Back
Named after: Cam’ron
RIAA Certified Platinum Albums: 1
RIAA Certified Platinum Singles: 0

Raekwon Davis
University of Alabama
#99, Defensive Lineman
Named after: Raekwon (solo rapper and member of the Wu-Tang Clan)
RIAA Certified Platinum Albums: 3 (with the Wu-Tang Clan)
RIAA Certified Platinum Singles: 0

Tupac Lanier
Shorter University
#3, Running Back
Named after: Tupac Shakur (also known as 2Pac, Tupac, and Makavelli)
RIAA Certified Platinum Albums: 10 (including 2 RIAA Certified Diamond albums)
RIAA Certified Platinum Singles: 4

Jadakiss Harvey
Benedict College
#89, Wide Receiver
Named after: Jadakiss
RIAA Certified Platinum Albums: 1
RIAA Certified Platinum Singles: 0

Cam’ron Kelly
North Carolina
#9, Cornerback
Named after: Cam’ron
RIAA Certified Platinum Albums: 1
RIAA Certified Platinum Singles: 0

JayZee Brown
University of St. Thomas
#13, Cornerback
Named after: Jay Z
RIAA Certified Platinum Albums: 17
RIAA Certified Platinum Singles: 26

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