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  • Bears tight end Martellus Bennett is a man of many nicknames.
Bears tight end Martellus Bennett is a man of many nicknames. (Nuccio DiNuzzo / Chicago…)
November 14, 2013|By Leonor Vivanco, @lvivanco

Martellus Bennett took a page out of Shaquille O'Neal's playbook.

"I'm a big fan of Shaq growing up, and Shaq always had new nicknames so that's why I have a lot of nicknames," Bennett said.

Even Bennett's two dogs have interesting names: Sebastian Janikowski after the Oakland kicker, and Zero after a character in "The Nightmare before Christmas."

But his teammates said they either haven't heard of his self-proclaimed nicknames or don't call him any of those. To them, he is simply Martellus. Or as he prefers, Marty.

Let's see if you can figure out which nickname belongs to Bennett or Shaq.

1. Big Weirdo

2. The Big Cactus

3. The Black Unicorn

4. The Orange Dino

5. The Big Shamrock

6. The Diesel

Answers: 1. Bennett. 2. Shaq. 3. Bennett. 4. Bennett. 5. Shaq. 6. Shaq

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