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NFL To Allow Correct Spelling Of Moritz Böhringer's Name

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Since the Minnesota Vikings drafted him in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft, there have been two spellings of the name of German wide receiver Moritz Böhringer. For some reason, most folks seemed to have been trending towards spelling his last name Boehringer.

To this, the NFL has said. . .nein!

Böhringer is about to make history again. . .albeit markedly less significant history. . .by becoming the first NFL player with an umlaut on his jersey. The umlaut is those two little dots you see above the "o" in Böhringer. . .and, for that matter, in Motörhead, Hüsker Dü.

Yes, and Spinal Tap, even though in that case the umlaut over the "n" is even more gratuitous. I can't even find a keyboard shortcut for that one.

So, in the name of correctness, here's how you can make the ö symbol using your computer keyboard.

1) Hold down the "Alt" key on the keyboard.
2) On the numeric keypad. . .that's important, don't use the numbers at the top. . .press 0246.
3) Voila! You have just typed an ö.

Of course, Böhringer's Twitter handle is still @MoBoehringer, because apparently you can't do umlauts in your handle on the Twitters. Until Böhringer does and I have to go back and correct myself.

UPDATEPro Football Talk has rained on our parade informed us that Böhringer is not, in fact, the first NFL player with an umlaut. That distinction apparently goes to former Rams center Tom Nütten, who had one on his jersey during his time in St. Louis.