Football runs in the family genes of several NCAA football players. Here are some who are trying to follow in their father's footsteps and make it to the NFL. Andrew Luck, quarterback for Stanford and the leading 2011 Heisman candidate, has grown up surrounded by football. His father, Oliver, played for the Houston Oilers for four years before becoming actively involved with NFL Europe.
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Cris and Austin Collinsworth
Cris Collinsworth was a standout wide receiver for the University of Florida before being drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals. He played for the Bengals his entire eight-year NFL career, appearing in two Super Bowls (XVI, XXII) and making the Pro Bowl three times. His sophomore son Austin plays on the opposite side of the ball at Notre Dame, lining up at safety and on special teams.
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Joe, Nate and Nick Montana
Joe Montana was one of the greatest quarterbacks in the NFL. No surprise then that sons Nate (center) and Nick (right) are college quarterbacks, at Montana and Washington, respectively.
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Phil and Matt Simms
Matt Simms is hoping to make it big like his father, Phil, a two-time Super Bowl champion, 1987 Super Bowl MVP and 1985 Pro Bowl MVP. Matt is a senior quarterback at the University of Tennessee. His older brother Chris was a starting quarterback at the University of Texas and also played in the NFL.
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Alonzo, Alonzo Jr. and A.J. Highsmith
Alonzo Highsmith was drafted third overall in the 1987 NFL Draft out of the University of Miami and played running back in the NFL for six years until a knee injury forced him out. Alonzo's two sons now have their own football careers in the NCAA. A.J. is a redshirt sophomore defensive back at the University of Miami, and Alonzo is a junior linebacker at Arkansas.
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Kevin and Drew Butler
Kevin Butler was a placekicker for the University of Georgia, then in the NFL for the Chicago Bears and the Arizona Cardinals. His success at Georgia made him the only placekicker inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. Kevin's son Drew is the current starting punter at Georgia, where he leads the nation in yards per punt.
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Tim and T.J. McDonald
After starring as a safety at USC, Tim McDonald spent 13 seasons in the NFL, helping the San Francisco 49ers win Super Bowl XXIX. His son T.J. is in his third season at USC, where as a safety he led the team in tackles last year with 89.
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Wendell and Marc Tyler
Wendell Tyler was the first running back in the NFL to lead two different teams in rushing in two Super Bowls (Rams - XIV, 49ers - XIX). Wendell's son Marc is carrying on the family tradition of playing running back, albeit at USC instead of Wendell's alma mater, UCLA.
9 of 15John Iacono/SI; Robin Alam/Icon SMI
Al and Nick Toon
Al Toon (left) played eight seasons as a wide receiver in the NFL with the New York Jets, but was forced to retire after suffering at least nine concussions. Toon's son Nick is a wideout at Wisconsin.
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Archie and Adam Griffin
Former Ohio State running back Archie Griffin is the only player to win the Heisman Trophy twice (1974, '75). The former Cincinnati Bengals' son Adam now plays defensive back for the Buckeyes.
11 of 15Walter Iooss Jr., Bob Rosato/SI
Craig and Adam James
A former running back for the New England Patriots, Craig James was named NFL Offensive Player of the Year in 1985. That same year, he started in Super Bowl XX and in the Pro Bowl. Craig's son Adam is a backup receiver for Texas Tech.
12 of 15John Iacono/SI; Tony Quinn/Icon SMI
Dave and Davin Meggett
Dave Meggett played under Bill Parcells at three NFL franchises (New York Giants, New England Patriots, New York Jets). Meggett's son Davin is currently a starting running back for Maryland.
13 of 15Robert Rogers/SI; Craig Bennett/Icon SMI
Jerry and Jerry Rice Jr.
Hall of Fame receiver Jerry Rice is one of the best players of all time. He played in 13 Pro Bowls, won three Super Bowls with the San Francisco 49ers and is the all-time leader in most wide receiver statistical categories. Rice's son Jerry, Jr., is a walk-on wide receiver at UCLA.
14 of 15Peter Read Miller/SI; Reese Strickland/US Presswire
Jim and Jackson Jeffcoat
Jim Jeffcoat enjoyed a successful 15-year career in the NFL as a defensive end, winning two straight Super Bowls with the Dallas Cowboys (XXVII, XXVIII). His son Jackson, a defensive end at Texas, was a freshman All-America in 2010.
15 of 15James Drake/SI; AJ Untermeyer/Icon SMI
Tony and Eric Dungy
Tony Dungy spent three years in the NFL, originally as an undrafted defensive back with the Pittsburgh Steelers. His son Eric is a wide receiver at Oregon.
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