(plural war daddies)
Used for example to refer to Reggie White, Lawrence Taylor, and Richard Seymour, and Chartric "Chuck" Terrell Darby, as well as Jacob Hester and Jake Locker. More commonly applied to defensive players, especially linemen. Some football teams bestow a player the title in practice to denote the best player on the team.
The phrase may have originated with Harold T. White, a coach at Mississippi's Perkinston Junior College in the 1950s.