Here are 10 things you might not know about Dallas Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence:1. Tank
How'd he get the nickname? Here's what he said during a Q&A on the Dallas Cowboys' website in 2015.
"It originated when I was very young playing outside on the basketball court. One of my friends and I were play fighting and he DDT'd me on my head, so ever since then he would say 'I tanked him on his head, I tanked him.' So ever since then people have been calling me Tank."
He elaborated in an interview with Deion Sanders:
"It's a childhood nickname. I got it growing up playing little league ... just running over people as a fullback in my days," he said. "It transpired to me growing up and going to high school.
"I have this little funny story. My coach, I had a bad game, and he was telling everybody, 'I don't want to hear you call him Tank. I don't want to hear you call him Diesel. He can't play football.' That inspired me. I have to live up to my nickname. So I'm the Tank."
A DDT is a professional wrestling move that looks something like the GIF below.
2. He's tough