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June 20, 2010

Like father, like son: Following their NFL dads

It's Father's Day, and to honor all the dads involved in football, we decided to put together an all-star team of college players whose dads played in the NFL.

There are a lot of them - more than 100 - and this team is picked based on the son's exploits thus far. When there was a "tie," the father's NFL career was used as a sort of tie-breaker.

Check out the secondary; the dads of three of our "all-stars" were Pro Bowlers.


QB Andrew Luck, Stanford
THE DAD: QB Oliver Luck, Houston (1983-86)

RB Mark Ingram, Alabama
THE DAD: WR Mark Ingram, New York Giants/Miami/Green Bay/Philadelphia (1987-1996)

WR Taylor Embree, UCLA
THE DAD: TE Jon Embree, Los Angeles Rams (1987-88)

WR Jeff Fuller, Texas A&M
THE DAD: S Jeff Fuller, San Francisco (1984-89)

WR Nick Toon, Wisconsin
THE DAD: WR Al Toon, New York Jets (1985-92)

TE Drake Dunsmore, Northwestern
THE DAD: TE Pat Dunsmore, Chicago (1983-84)

T Matt Kalil, USC
THE DAD: C Frank Kalil, Arizona/Houston in USFL (1983-84)

T D.J. Young, Michigan State
THE DAD: TE Duane Young, San Diego/Buffalo (1991-95, 1998)

G R.J. Mattes, NC State
THE DAD: OT Ron Mattes, Seattle/Chicago/Indianapolis (1986-92)

G Stefen Wisniewski, Penn State
THE DAD: DL Leo Wisniewski, Baltimore/Indianapolis (1982-84)

C John Bruhin, Marshall
THE DAD: G John Bruhin, Tampa Bay (1988-91)


E Cameron Heyward, Ohio State
THE DAD: RB Craig "Ironhead" Heyward, New Orleans/Chicago/Atlanta/St. Louis/Indianapolis (1988-98)

T D.J. Reese, UAB
THE DAD: DT Don Reese, Miami/New Orleans/San Diego (1974-76, 1978-81)

E Greg Lloyd Jr., Connecticut
THE DAD: LB Greg Lloyd, Pittsburgh/Carolina (1988-98)

LB Casey Matthews, Oregon
THE DAD: LB Clay Matthews, Cleveland/Atlanta (1978-96)

LB Michael Mauti, Penn State
THE DAD: WR Rich Mauti, New Orleans/Washington (1977-84)

LB Joey Ehrmann, Wake Forest
THE DAD: DT Joe Ehrmann, Baltimore/Detroit (1973-82)

LB Keith Pankey, Oregon State
THE DAD: OT Irv Pankey, Los Angeles Rams/Indianapolis (1980-92)

CB D'Anton Lynn, Penn State
THE DAD: RB Anthony Lynn, Denver/San Francisco (1993, 1995-99)

CB Chase Minnifield, Virginia
THE DAD: CB Frank Minnifield, Cleveland (1984-92)

S Kevin Davis, Akron
THE DAD: CB Eric Davis, San Francisco/Carolina/Denver/Detroit (1990-2002)

S T.J. McDonald, USC
THE DAD: S Tim McDonald, St. Louis Cardinals/Arizona/San Francisco (1987-1999)



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