staff, May 30, 2014

With the Scripps National Spelling Bee taking place Thursday, it got us thinking about some of the most challenging names to spell in the Big Ten. One our out favorite parts of the college football season is introducing Big Ten fans to some of the best names to keep an eye on, and these are ones that you may have to break out the ol' game program to spell correctly.

Some of the names are hard to spell because of a unique spelling (think Maxx Williams), and some are hard because they're just very unique names (think Ifeadi Odenigbo). Either way, they're names people can easily misspell if they aren't careful.

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Chayce Crouch, QB, Freshman

Donovonn Young, RB, Senior

Zepheniah Grimes, LB, Junior


Dimitric Camiel, OT, Redshirt Sophomore

Erich Toth, P, Indiana

Kray'Shawn Brewer, WR, Redshirt Sophomore


Daumantas Venckus-Cucchiara, DL, Sophomore

Nic Shimonek, QB, Redshirt Freshman

Faith Ekakitie, DL, Sophomore


Tyrek Cheeseboro, WR, Redshirt Sophomore

Zimuzo Nwaigwe, RB, Junior

Amba Etta-Tawo, WR, Sophomore


Jourdan Lewis, DB, Sophomore

Francois Montbrun, DB, Freshman

Michael Wroblewski, LB, Freshman

Michigan State

Arjen Colquhoun, DB, Junior

Chase Gianacakos, OL, Freshman

Kodi Kieler, OL, Sophomore


Theiren Cockran, DL, Redshirt Junior

Briean Boddy-Calhoun, DB, Redshirt Senior

Maxx Williams, TE, Redshirt Sophomore


Freedom Akinmoladun, TE, Freshman

Demornay Pierson, WR, Freshamn

Mikale Wilbon, RB, Freshman


Godwin Igwebuike, S, Redshirt Freshman

Ifeadi Odenigbo, DL, Sophomore

Parrker Westphal, DB, Freshman

Ohio State

Frank Epitropoulos, WR, Sophomore

Marcelys Jones, OL, Freshman

Raekwon McMillian, LB, Freshman

Penn State

Cole Chiappialle, RB, Sophomore

Gregg Garrity, WR, Sophomore

Charles Idemudia, LB, Redshirt Sophomore


Ti Domhoff, QB, Redshirt Freshman

DaWan Hunte, DB, Redshirt Freshman

Bearooz Yacoobi, OT, Freshman


Djwany Mera, DL, Redshirt Junior

Ntwademela Perry, WR, Freshman

Razohnn Gross, FB Redshirt Freshman


Chikwe Obasih, DE, Redshirt Freshman

Dare Ogunbowale, CB, Redshirt Sophomore

Konrad Zagzebski, DE, Redshirt Senior

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