Originally Posted by deft
He took it from that viral video, plus he's a black guy with a blonde hair
not sure if the hair came before the nickname
This. The Origin of a Nickname: Mathieu and the Honey Badger @ TigerDroppings.com
It came from the "Honey Badger" viral video, his lighter skin color/hair combo, his "doesn't give a shit" attitude for the football, and a LSU forum called tigerdroppings. In truth, he hated it when it first came out this season. However, it really caught on, and he was basically forced to embrace it.
It's actually pretty surprising the google results for "Honey badger". Kid's getting a lot of attention.