Originally written on Taking Bad Schotz  |  Last updated 10/29/14
I always wonder how rappers get there names, and  then I immediately think to myself if I was rapper what would mine be? Of course I’d be named after great athletes like Slava Medvedenko, Mark Madsen, or Mike Penberthy. Which is kind of how Busta Rhymes got his name…from Oklahoma Sooner George “Buster” Rhymes. Buster grew up in Liberty City, which is a real city in Miami and not the fictional city in Grand Theft Auto.The Wide Receiver was an All-American in HS and went to play at Oklahoma. George “Buster” Rhymes (along with DeMarco Murray) are the only two to surpass 1,000 yards in three different categories. Rhymes finished with 1,158 rushing yards, 1,118 receiving yards and 1,237 kick return yards. totalling for over 3,500 all-purpose yards. Rhymes was an All-American and helped the Sooners to three Bowl Games. However, Rhymes was not perfect, he caused some major off-field problems. Apparently after a snowball fight 6ft 2in Buster Rhymes was either hit or his car was in danger of being hit, so like any other sensible person he went to get an Uzi and fired it in the air. I’m sure nobody has thrown a snowball at him since. After Oklahoma Rhymes entered the 1985 NFL Draft and was drafted in the 4th round (85th pick overall) by the Minnesota Vikings. Looking back the Vikings should have drafted Andre Reed, who the Buffalo Bills took the pick after. As a rookie Rhymes was their kick returner, and in his 53 returns he  had 1,345 return yards with a long of 88, and zero touchdowns.  On the receiving end he caught 5 passes for 124 yards and 2 fumbles that means 40% of the times he caught the ball he fumbled it after. The next season Buster only played in five games, and just like that #88′s NFL career was over. He then went to play for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the CFL where he ended up winning a championship. In 2004 according to Wikipedia he was convicted of carjacking and possession of crack-cocaine (not at the same time). I think we can all agree Busta Rhymes picked an ideal candidate to be named after. -Schotz
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Texas A&M Aggies bench Kenny Hill for freshman Kyle Allen

Josh Smith's reaction to Faried's criticism: 'He's a clown'

Magic, Mia Hamm among owners of new MLS franchise

Michael Vick broke teammate’s finger with bullet pass

Wes Welker: 'I feel like the weak link' in Broncos' loaded offense

Greg Hardy will not play this season after trial postponement

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Chip Kelly on not weighing in on injuries: ‘I’m not Dr. Miyagi’

Saints vs Panthers: preview and prediction

Kevin Youkilis retires after 10 seasons in MLB

Ricky Williams says he retired due to poor quarterback play

Judge rejects request to move Aaron Hernandez murder trial

Jason Garrett optimistic that Tony Romo can play Sunday

WATCH: Russell Westbrook gets into it with heckling fan

PHOTO: The best sports-themed Halloween costume this year

WATCH: Jameis Winston forces fumble after throwing INT

Bruce Pearl dressed up as fellow Auburn coach Gus Mazhahn

WATCH: Jimmy Graham head-butts bench

Seahawks host football team from H.S. shocked by shooting

WATCH: Cavs intro in LeBron James’ first game back was wild

Did latest World Series win establish Giants as a dynasty?

Cavaliers give fans instructions on how to do 'Chalk Toss'

Explaining the Penguins loyalty to Marc-Andre Fleury

WATCH: Man obliterates house after Cowboys MNF loss

WATCH: Entire history of Nike in just under three minutes

All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Welker feels like 'weak link' in offense

Cavs intro for LeBron was wild

Greg Hardy won't play this season

Michael Jordan rips Obama's golf game

Torii Hunter in radio ad opposing gay marriage

Curt Schilling praises Bumgarner

GALLERY: Best of sports pumpkins

Top storyline for each Week 9 game

Williams' response to criticism

WATCH: Chevy guy totally bombs

Bumgarner pitches Giants to title

Report: Cubs to hire Maddon as manager

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.