Missouri Babies Named After Chase Daniel

Before Chase Daniel played football with the New Orleans Saints, he played football with the Missouri Tigers at the University of Missouri.

As quarterback, he lead the Tigers to the Big 12 Championship Game twice (2008 & 2009). He was so successful, in fact, that he inspired many expectant parents in Missouri to name their sons Chase:

  • 2004 – 159 baby boys named Chase in Missouri (ranked 57th)
  • 2005 – 176 baby boys named Chase in Missouri (ranked 56th)
  • 2006 – 194 baby boys named Chase in Missouri (ranked 52nd)
  • 2007 – 212 baby boys named Chase in Missouri (ranked 48th)
  • 2008 – 336 baby boys named Chase in Missouri (ranked 7th)
  • 2009 – 302 baby boys named Chase in Missouri (ranked 11th)
  • 2010 – 245 baby boys named Chase in Missouri (ranked 21st)

It’s worth nothing that Missouri’s #2 quarterback during this time was also named Chase. Both Chase Daniel and Chase Patton were featured together on the cover of ESPN The Magazine at one point.

Edit, 7/1/11: Twitter user Tom Orf (@MU4124) has brought to my attention a third Chase — tight end Chase Coffman, who played for Missouri during the same time period.

Source: Jung, Alison. “Chase in top 10 Missouri baby names in 2008.” 5 Sep. 2009.


One thought on “Missouri Babies Named After Chase Daniel

  1. Interesting. It’s Daniel’s mn according to wikipedia. I always liked Chase as a nn or alternative name for Charles.

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