Steven Hauschka's Actually Stephen Hauschka

Published on 24-Oct-2016 by Raoul Duke
Football - NFL / NFL Daily Review

What's in a name? Except identity, of course.

Seattle Seahawks' kicker Steven Hauschka has an interesting last name that could be easily mispronounced or misspelled.

However, it turns out it was the first name that we were butchering.

Yes, Steven Hauschka is really Stephen Hauschka.

Please take a moment to absorb this news, and by all means, have a seat if you get lightheaded or have a pre-existing heart condition.

Hauschka's been swinging his right leg in the NFL since 2008 and became the Seahawks' regular kicker in 2011.

Yet somehow, everyone was misspelling his first name, as opposed to his given name, which is fraught with peril.

Hauschka

How could this lengthy indignity occur?

Well, it appears to have started in college at North Carolina State, where the patient and kind-to-a-fault Stephen never bothered to correct the mistake.

Golly, what a swell guy.

In a shocking ironic twist, those bastions of integrity at Wikipedia had it right all along.

Imagine that.

You can still just call him Steve, though.

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