Kyle Shanahan is a big Lil Wayne fan. So much so, that the 49ers head coach apparently named his son, Carter, after the rapper, who’s given name is Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. We can’t confirm if this is true or not, but Shanahan’s longtime friend and former college teammate Chris Simms said revealed the astounding fact during his podcast on Bleacher Report Thursday morning.
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“That’s Carter, named after the Young Carter,” Simms said while looking at a picture of Shanahan’s son. “He’s named after Lil Wayne, Carter. That’s why he’s our favorite coach. (Kyle Shanahan) was obsessed with Lil Wayne my early years in the NFL.”
The topic came up during a discussion of a photo that surfaced last weekend feature Shanahan, his son Carter, George Kittle, Jimmy Garoppolo, and 50 Cent, all hanging at Bellator 199.