- The Sheriff of Nottingham
- Wide Receiver, Strong Safety
- Current Team
- 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015
Athletic Profile: The Sheriff of Nottingham, Prowling Bandits, Wide Receiver, Strong Safety.
The Sheriff of Nottingham is the secondary antagonist from Disney’s 1973 feature film Robin Hood. He was voiced by the late Pat Buttram and currently by Bill Farmer.
The Sheriff was charged to collect the taxes by Prince John. In contrast to Prince John, who is the mastermind behind the many plans to stop Robin Hood, the Sheriff is a more active antagonist, constantly fighting and attempting to capture Robin Hood. He is completely unsympathetic to the poverty of the town’s people, using immoral ways to collect taxes such as forcing out the coins Otto had hidden in his leg cast, regardless of the pain the blacksmith would endure from his broken leg in the process, or taking the single farthing that was in the church’s poor box and laughing as he did it. Because of this, he is hated by the people of Nottingham, who often derisively refer to him as “Bushel-britches,” referring to the Sheriff’s rather overweight physique. Despite his constant attempts to capture Robin Hood, he always fails. In addition, he is always fooled by Robin Hood’s disguises, despite his claims to the contrary. Despite this, he is not stupid, as he was baffled by Prince John’s unexpected claim that Robin Hood should be released, and immediately grew suspicious of John’ behavior, with his suspicions being confirmed when he found Little John holding the prince hostage via knife-back. The Sheriff commands a posse of archer wolves, and has authority over Trigger and Nutsy. Unlike most Disney villains, the Sheriff is a cheerful character but he seems to have a short temper. He also speaks with a heavy Southern United States accent, which is likewise derived directly from British dialect which most characters speak in.