A lot of nicknames come from unique stories. It’s no different for recently drafted Redskins quarterback Dwayne Haskins.
The former Ohio State quarterback has the nickname “Simba,” a reference to the popular Disney film The Lion King. And Haskins loves the nickname. His profile picture on Twitter is an image of his face; half human, half lion. The lining on the inside of a recently designed suit jacket was a lion head pattern.
Haskins has lived up to the nickname well, both on the field and off of it. But how did the star quarterback get the nickname? It had to do with a massive amount of hair from his childhood days.
In an interview shared on the Washington Redskins’ Twitter page, Haskins detailed how he received the nickname:
Why is Dwayne Haskins nicknamed Simba? Let the 🦁 explain it.
— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) May 15, 2019