NFL player’s brilliant Naruto reference has layers

Anime fans, rejoice. You have a champion at last, fighting in your name on Football Night in America. He’s Jamaal Williams, Naruto fan and self-declared “First Swagg Kazekage.”

Williams, the Detroit running back, busted out the intros of all intros for the Lions’ season finale against hated rival Green Bay. In a showcase game like Sunday (or Monday) Night Football, the producers let the starters introduce themselves, usually by name and alma mater. Williams, (who in fact went to Brigham Young University) wore a custom headband — engraved with the Detroit Lions’ emblem — and revealed that he is the “First Swagg Kazekage,” a title he claimed all the way back in July.

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