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You’ll find Budda at Arizona Cardinals organized team activities.

Without the ‘H’.

Cardinals second round draft pick Budda Baker’s given name is Bishard, but when he was a baby, his mother thought he looked like Buddha. Thus the nickname, minus the “H.”

The defensive back isn’t the only Cardinals player with a unique first name.

In fact, the team might lead the NFL in them.

There’s also a Scooby (not the dog), a Gump (not Forrest), and an Ironhead (not Craig Heyward), to name a few.

And who can forget Frostee (no relation to a Wendy’s Frosty)?

Cardinals’ All-First Name Team:

  • Budda Baker, safety, Washington
  • Mikey Bart, linebacker, North Carolina
  • Scooby Wright, linebacker, Arizona
  • Frostee Rucker, defensive tackle, USC
  • Gump Hayes, cornerback, ASU
  • Rudy Ford, cornerback, Auburn
  • Ironhead Gallon, safety, Georgia Southern
  • Cap Capi, linebacker, Akron
  • Ulrick John, tackle, Georgia State
  • Olsen Pierre, defensive tackle, Miami
  • Givens Price, tackle, Nebraska
  • Sojourn Shelton, cornerback, Wisconsin
  • Zaviar Gooden, linebacker, Missouri

What’s your favorite first name on the Cardinals? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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azcentral sports’ Kent Somers contributed to this story.

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