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Baker Tells The Tale Of ‘Swaggy’ Birth

Posted by Stephen Czarda on June 12, 2013 – 3:37 pm


Nose tackle Chris Baker chatted with a quartet of Redskins fans today after the conclusion of minicamp as part of the team’s Google+ Hangout series.

No. 92 has been a fan favorite since he was picked up by the Burgundy and Gold at the beginning of the 2011 season.

No matter how hot it is during the dog days of training camp or whether he is swamped in preparations for the next week’s game, Baker always makes sure to give back to Redskins Nation whether it be through autograph signings or retweets (@cbaker92redskin) for the Twitterverse out there.

During the Hangout, Baker deflated the mysterious bubble behind his nickname—“Swaggy”.

“One night me and my friend were up rapping late and he started saying ‘swaggy, swaggy this, swaggy that, it’s Swaggy, Swaggy Mcswagger.’  So we did it as a joke,” Baker said. “But I came to camp and said ‘hey, just call me Swaggy Mcswagger’ and the name just stuck.  A person wrote an article and they nicknamed me Swaggy and I just ran with it.”

So there you have it. What started out as simple joke between two friends has now turned into one of the best nicknames in all the NFL.

With a name as swag-filled as Swaggy you have to have some moves to back it up.

That’s where the Swaggy Dance comes in (seen above at the 13:33 mark).

Now Baker said he would bring out the dance when he recorded either a sack or a touchdown William “The Refrigerator Perry” style, so you know you’ll have to check for No. 92 on the field this season.

Sure there was the Harlem Shake and Gangam Style, but the Swaggy Dance may be next.

Hail to the Redskins!

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