John and Nathan Theus were born 18 months apart, and they have been virtually inseparable ever since. They played on the same football team at the Bolles (Fla.) School before both starting at the University of Georgia. In Athens, they honed their skills as a stalwart offensive tackle and reliable long snapper, respectively, and dreamed of one day making it to the NFL.
Now, the brothers are seeking to join the league in the same year for the first time since Tiki and Ronde Barber did it in 1997. There is no shortage of brothers in the NFL—from the Mannings to the McCourteys to the Gronkowskis—and the Theus brothers would like to add their name to that list.
In the fifth episode of Draft Season, a Sports Illustrated podcast miniseries, SI’s Andy Staples talks to John and Nathan about their experience going through this process together, and all the joy and anxiety that comes with it. How has it helped them navigate the most trying job interviews of their lives? And where does each brother expect to go in the draft?
Draft Season will take listeners behind the scenes of one of the most anticipated events in sports, and will offer a look into the experience of a different prospect every week. Each pick is a player. Each player has a story. This is the Theus’s.