Utah QB Cam Rising’s Incredible Nickname Officially Listed On Team’s Game Notes

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There is a lot of hype coming out of Salt Lake City this fall. After falling just short in one of the greatest Rose Bowls of all-time to close out last season, Utah is ranked No. 7 in the preseason AP Poll.

As the reigning Pac-12 champions, the Utes will look to repeat in 2022 and hope to become the first Pac-12 team to make the College Football Playoff since Washington got stomped by Alabama in 2016/17.

A large part of that hope and hype stems from the offense. Utah averaged just over 33 points per game last season behind a high-powered offense led by quarterback Cameron Rising and running back Tavion Thomas, who both return this season.

Rising, a redshirt junior, was a four-star recruit out of high school and took over the starting job in 2020 before getting injured in Week 1 and missing the entire season. He bounced back in 2021 and completed 64% of his passes for 2,493 yards and 20 touchdowns with only five interceptions. The California-native also ran the ball 74 times for 499 yards and six touchdowns.

Rising was a lot of fun to watch and his frame is a contributing factor to his allure. At 6-foot-2, 218 pounds (which might be an understatement), he is not a small guy.

In turn, Cam Rising has been given one of the best nicknames in college football— ThiccBoi.

Utah sent out its game notes for this weekend’s season-opener against Florida and made it official.

Utah Utes Football Cam Rising Thiccboi
(courtesy: University of Utah)

The nickname first came into existence in 2020. It stemmed from a photo of Rising during spring practice where he looked built. As a result, a diehard Utes fan named Connor started calling the quarterback ThiccBoi.

It started as an inside joke amongst Utah-focused Twitter circles. And then it spread like wildfire.

Eventually, as #ThiccBoi evolved into #ThiccBoi7, Rising’s dad reached out to Connor and asked they could use the hashtag to sell merchandise. From there, the legend of ThiccBoi was cemented as a permanent, fully-embraced nickname, not just a Twitter joke.

And now, as Rising enters his third year as QB1, ThiccBoi is being included in the school’s official game notes. Truly incredible.

Written by Grayson Weir

Grayson doesn't drink coffee. He wakes up Jacked.

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