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Cincinnati Bengals v Jacksonville Jaguars

JACKSONVILLE, FL - SEPTEMBER 30: Maurice Jones-Drew #32 of the Jacksonville Jaguars enters the field prior to the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at EverBank Field on September 30, 2012 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Athlete name changes

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Some athletes have changed their names because of religion, some just had a nickname that stuck with them, and others just do whatever they want and we can’t explain why. Here are some of the notable name changes and aliases in the world of sports.