Athletes with names that sound like fantasy characters

Here’s a list of professional athletes that could be easily be a Game of Thrones or Lord of the Rings character. The list was originally around 500. I narrowed it down, with some help from fellow writers J.P. Behrens and Heather Lin, to a reasonable amount. Enjoy!

National Hockey League:

2. Torey Krug, Boston Bruins 2012-Current


1. Tuukka Rask, Boston Bruins 2007-Current

Tuukka Rask

National Football League:

8. Eben Britton, Jacksonville Jags 2009-2012, Chicago Bears 2013-Current

Eben Britton

7. Brock Coyle, Seattle Seahawks 2014-Current

Brock Coyle

6. Jace Amaro, New York Jets 2014-Current

Jace Amaro

5. Theo Riddick, Detroit Lions 2013-Current

Theo Riddick

4. Cassius Vaughn, Denver Broncos 2010-2011, Indianapolis Colts 2012-2013, Detroit Lions 2013-Current

Cassius Vaughn


3. Sealver Siliga, Denver Broncos 2011-2013, Seattle Seahawks 2013, New England Patroits 2013-Current


2. Chance Warmack, Tennessee Titans 2013-Current

Chance Warmack

1. Alterraun Verner, Tennessee Titans 2010-2013, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2014-Current

Alterraun Verner

Major League Baseball:

9. Joba Chamberlain, New York Yankees 2007-2013, Detroit Tigers 2014-Current


8. Harlond Clift, St. Louis Browns 1934-1943, Washington Senators 1943-1945


7. Xander Bogaerts, Boston Red Sox 2013-Current


6. Ross Grimsley, Cincinnati Reds 1971-1973 Baltimore Orioles, 1974-1977, 1982, Montreal Expos 1978-1980, Cleveland Indians 1980

Ross Grimsley

5. Caleb Thielbar, Minnesota Twins 2013-Current

MLB: Minnesota Twins-Photo Day

4. Myril Hoag, New York Yankees 1931-1938, St. Louis Browns 1939-1941, Chicago White Sox 1941-1942, 1944, Cleveland Indians 1944-1945


3. Chesler Cuthbert, Kansas City Royals 2014-Current


2. Heath Hembree, San Francisco Giants 2013, Boston Red Sox 2014-Current

Heath Hembree

1. Elden Auker, Detroit Tigers 1933-1938, Boston Red Sox 1939, St. Louis Browns 1940-1942

Elden Auker

National Basketball Association:

6. Langston Galloway, Westchester Knicks 2014-Current

Langston Galloway

5. Xavier Thames, Baloncesto Sevilla 2014-Current

Xavier Thames

4. Sidney Moncrief, Milwaukee Bucks 1979-1990, Atlanta Hawks 1990-1991

Sidney Moncrief

3. Jannero Pargo, Los Angeles Lakers 2002-2004, Chicago Bulls 2004-2006, New Orleans Hornets 2006-2008, and others

Pargo drives ball

2. Artis Gilmore, Chicago Bulls 1976-1982, 1987, San Antonio Spurs 1982-1987, Boston Celtics 1988

Artis Gilmore

1. Zan Tabak, Houston Rockets 1994-1995, Toronto Raptors 1995-1998, Boston Celtics 1998

Zan Tabak


Spencer is a fiction writer that loves comedy, movies, old TV and movies, and other things most people don't care about.

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