Fathers and sons in the NFL
Peyton, Archie and Eli Manning
Father Archie Manning was drafted No. 2 overall by the New Orleans Saints in 1971 out of Ole Miss after coming in third for the Heisman. He made two Pro Bowls as a quarterback. Two of his sons also became NFL quarterbacks. Peyton was the first overall pick in 1998 by the Colts and was arguably one of the best QBs of all time before going through several neck surgeries. He has 11 Pro Bowl selections and a Super Bowl win on his resume. His brother Eli, was also a first overall pick as the Chargers selected him and traded him to the Giants. Eli isn't far behind Peyton and may end up being better as he's already won two Super Bowls and is currently in the prime of his career.
Andrew and Oliver Luck
Oliver Luck was in the NFL for four years and was a starter for the Houston Oilers. He was replaced by Hall of Famer Warren Moon. His son Andrew has the daunting task of coming in and trying to replace future Hall of Famer Peyton Manning. He was the first pick overall in the 2012 draft by the Indianapolis Colts. In his first pre-season game he completed his first pass for a TD, just like Manning did with his first pass.
Howie & Chris Long
Howie Long was a disruptive force as a member of the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders from 1982-1993. The Hall of Fame defensive lineman made eight Pro Bowls and won a Super Bowl during his career. His son, Chris (also a defensive lineman), was drafted No. 2 overall by the St. Louis Rams in 2008 and has improved his sack numbers in each of his five seasons in the league.
Tony and Anthony Dorsett
A Hall-of-Fame running back for the Dallas Cowboys, Tony Dorsett is considered to be one of the best running backs in the history of the NFL. His accomplishments include winning the Heisman Trophy and being drafted No. 2 overall by the Cowboys in 1977. He made four Pro Bowls and led the Cowboys to two Super Bowl appearances before ending his career in 1988 with the Denver Broncos. Anthony, his son, had a solid career. The safety played eight years for the Houston Oilers/Tennessee Titans and the Oakland Raiders. Both father and son attended the University of Pittsburgh.
Clay Sr., Bruce and Clay Matthews Jr.
Clay Matthews Sr. played four seasons for the San Francisco 49ers as an offensive tackle, linebacker and a defensive lineman. Two of his sons would also find their way into the NFL. Bruce would end up playing 19 seasons from 1983 to 2001 all with the Houston Oilers/Tennessee Titans. The Hall of Fame member was named All-Pro nine times and played every offensive line position. His brother Clay Jr. would also end up playing 19 seasons from 1978-1996 and made four Pro Bowls as a linebacker.
Clay Jr., Clay III and Casey Matthews
Thanks to Clay Jr. and his sons, there are now three generations of Mathews in the NFL. Clay III has already made an impact in the league by becoming one of the most feared pass rushers in the game. He's made the Pro Bowl in each of his first three seasons and already has a Super Bowl win. His brother Casey just got done with his first year with the Philadelphia Eagles, as he'll be looking to improve on his rookie numbers.
Bob and Brian Griese
Bob Griese was a Hall of Fame quarterback who led the Miami Dolphins to back-to-back Super Bowl championships in 1973 and `74. Although a good quarterback, Brian wasn't on the same level as his father. He made the Pro Bowl once while with the Broncos but never won a Super Bowl.
Don, Matt and Tim Hasselbeck
Don Hasselbeck played nine seasons as a tight end for the New England Patriots. Both of his sons became NFL quarterbacks. Tim appeared in only 12 games during his six seasons in the NFL. Matt, on the other hand, has played 14 seasons; he was drafted by the Green Bay Packers and then traded to Seattle. In his time with Seattle, he led the team to a Super Bowl appearance and was named to three Pro Bowls. He currently plays for the Tennessee Titans.
Joe and Dan Klecko
Joe Klecko played in the NFL for 10 seasons. He was a dominant force along the entire defensive line and was selected to the Pro Bowl four times for three different positions (defensive end, nose tackle and defensive tackle). His son Dan played for seven seasons and was a jack of all trades. Although not individually as accomplished as his father, Dan has more hardware with three Super Bowl rings.
Terry and Eric Metcalf
Terry Metcalf was a running back that led the St. Louis Cardinals to two NFC East titles and in 1975 set a then-record in combined yardage with 2,439 yards. He also played three seasons in the Canadian Football League. His son Eric was also a running back, but he will always be remembered as a returner. He finished with 10 punt return touchdowns and two kickoff return touchdowns.
Don and Mike Shula
Don Shula is considered by some to be the greatest coach of all time. The Hall of Famer's credentials include making it to six Super Bowls and winning two, being the coach of the lone undefeated season in NFL history and having the most wins of any coach in the NFL with 347. Don also played defensive back in the NFL for six years. Mike, his son, was a quarterback but only played in the NFL one year. He would later go into coaching like his father and was the head coach at the University of Alabama for four years. He's currently the quarterbacks coach for the Carolina Panthers.
Phil, Chris and Matt Simms
Phil Simms was a two-time Pro Bowl quarterback for the New York Giants from 1973 to '93. He won MVP honors for Super Bowl XXI. Chris was a journeyman quarterback throughout his eight-year career. Matt is a rookie for the New York Jets and is currently in training camp fighting for a roster spot.
Kellen Sr. and Kellen Winslow Jr.
Hall of Famer Kellen Winslow Sr. spent nine season playing tight end for the San Diego Chargers, and in three of those seasons he had close to 90 catches and more than 1,000 yards receiving. He played in five Pro Bowls and is viewed as the prototypical tight end. Kellen Jr., his son, was an absolute stud in college where he attended the University of Miami and was on his way to a promising career in the NFL until he crashed his motorcycle and severely injured his knee. Although still in the league, K2 is now an average tight end as he lost his supreme athleticism in the accident, which separated him from other tight ends in the league.
Russ and Cody Grimm
Russ Grimm's Hall of Fame career lasted from 1981 to 1991. During that time, he was one of the most physically imposing guards of his time and was also a member of the Washington Redskins' "Hogs." His credentials as a player include winning three Super Bowls and being named All-Pro four times. He has also had success as a coach as he won a Super Bowl as the offensive line coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Cody Grimm's career is just getting started as he's in his third year with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.