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Come on, Fitz. Great player, but "war daddy?"
Following a 35-21 loss at Penn State, Northwestern head Pat Fitzgerald (35) described his quarterback Dan Persa as a “war daddy.”
Against Penn State, Persa completed 16-25 passes for 201 yards and rushed for another 109 yards. On the season, he has completed a remarkable 73% of passes this season with 13 touchdowns / 3 INT. Persa is averaging 251 passing yards per game and 52 yard per game rushing.
Fitzgerald said, "I thought Danny did everything in his power to help us win the football game. He's a war daddy and he gives everything he's got on every play."
Even ESPN’s Colin Cowherd, who is on record as saying, “Pat Fitzgerald might be the single best college football coach in America,” would probably tell Fitz to slow down on this one.
Persa is one heckuva player. He's worthy of all Big Ten honors. But "war daddy?"
As Chicago Tribune writer Teddy Greenstein points out, “For those who had never heard the expression, here's a summary from UrbanDictionary.com: "A term used to describe a particularly impressive football player, mostly offensive lineman of substantial girth. Originated in the deep south and used primarily by Southern football coaches."
“War daddy” is usually used in sentence such as, “See dat boy, he a big ol' hoss, a bonafide war daddy!”
In order, our top “war daddys” would include Nick Fairley, Drake Nevis, Adrian Clayborn, Marcell Dareus, Da’Quan Bowers, Jerrell Powe, and Von Miller.