During an impressive rookie campaign that saw him exceed all expectations as a third-round pick, Terry McLaurin earned the nickname "Scary Terry." That's what EVERYONE called him. The only problem is, he didn't really like it.
McLaurin wanted something more original, not a retread nickname that was originally given to Charlotte Hornets point guard Terry Rozier a few years prior. He wanted a unique nickname, maybe one that had to do with his speed on the field, or perhaps no nickname at all?
"I don't even look at myself like I necessarily need to have a nickname," McLaurin told reporters during an availability last season. "I just go out there and play ball, honestly. I'm just that simple of a person."
Right, like a guy who caught seven touchdowns in his rookie year isn't going to get a nickname.
NBC Sports Washington's Pete Hailey polled the Washington fanbase last year and came back with several options, including "Terry McScorin" and "Run TMC." But Terry's quarterback may have the final say when it comes to a nickname for his fellow Buckeye.
Dwayne Haskins targeted McLaurin 47 times in seven games after taking over as starter in Week 9 against the Bills, connecting 30 times for 461 yards and two touchdowns. He knows how "scary" Terry can be on the field, but it remains to be seen if "Turbo" sticks as McLaurin's nickname moving forward.
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