We used to call him Big Bear. This stemmed back to when he played for Team Kentucky-8th Future Stars. He was a youngster, back then, whose potential was undeniable. He also was a “bear” of a tackle who “mauled” his targets.
He didn’t like the nickname very much and told us. We don’t call him that anymore because when big, tough guys tell us we are doing something they don’t like, we are accustomed to allowing that to formulate