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Hall of Fame Fathers and NFL Sons

Hall of Fame Fathers and NFL Sons

04/25/2020
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A total of 13 Hall of Famers have had sons who have been drafted to play professional football. Additionally, 2 former NFL players have had sons that became Hall of Famers (Clay Matthews, Sr. & Herb Hannah).

 

Father-Son connection with ties to the Pro Football Hall of Fame:
 

BELL

Bobby – LB, DE – 1963-1974 Kansas City Chiefs, HOF: 1983

Bobby – LB – 1984 New York Jets, 1987 Chicago Bears

 

DORSETT

Tony – RB – 1977-1987 Dallas Cowboys, 1988 Denver Broncos, HOF: 1994

Anthony – CB – 1996-99 Houston-Tennessee Oilers/Tennessee Titans, 2000-03 Oakland Raiders

 

GRIESE

Bob – QB – 1967-1980 Miami Dolphins, HOF: 1990

Brian – QB – 1998-2002 Denver Broncos, 2003 Miami Dolphins, 2004-05 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 2006-2007 Chicago Bears, 2008 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

 

GRIMM

Russ – G – 1981-1991 Washington Redskins, HOF: 2010

Cody – S – 2010-12 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

 

*HANNAH

Herb – T – 1951 New York Giants

John – G – 1973-1985 New England Patriots, HOF: 1991

Charley – T, G, DE – 1977-1982 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1983-88 L.A. Raiders

 

LONG

Howie – DE – 1981-1993 L.A. Raiders HOF:2000

Chris – DE – 2008-2015 St. Louis Rams, 2016 New England Patriots, 2017-18 Philadelphia Eagles

Kyle – G- 2013-19 Chicago Bears

 

LOTT/NECE

Ronnie Lott – CB/S – 1981-1990 San Francisco 49ers, 1991-92 Los Angeles Raiders, 1993-94 New York Jets HOF: 2000

Ryan Nece – LB – 2002-2007 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 2008 Detroit Lions

 

*MATTHEWS

Clay, Sr. – DE, DT – 1950, 1953-55 San Francisco 49ers,

1951-52 military service

Clay, Jr. – LB – 1978-1993 Cleveland Browns, 1994-96 Atlanta Falcons

Bruce – G, T, C – 1983-2001 Houston-Tennessee Oilers/Tennessee Titans, HOF: 2007

 

MATTHEWS

Bruce – C-T-G – 1983-2001 Houston/Tennessee Oilers/Titans, HOF: 2007

Jake – T – 2014-present Atlanta Falcons

Kevin – C- 2010-2013 Tennessee Titans

 

MOSS

Randy - WR - 1998-2004 Minnesota Vikings, 2005-06 Oakland Raiders, 2007-10 New England Patriots, 2010 Minnesota Vikings, 2010 Tennessee Titans, 2012 San Francisco 49ers

Thaddeus - 

 

PAYTON

Walter – RB – 1975-1987 Chicago Bears; HOF: 1993

Jarrett – RB – 2005 Tennessee Titans

 

SHULA

Don – DB, HB – 1951-1952 Cleveland Browns, 1953-1956 Baltimore Colts, 1957 Washington Redskins (also Head Coach: 1963-1969 Baltimore Colts, 1970-1995 Miami Dolphins), HOF: 1997

David – WR – 1981 Baltimore Colts

(also Head Coach: 1992-1995 Cincinnati Bengals)

Mike – QB – 1987 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

 

SLATER

Jackie – T – 1976-1995 Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams HOF: 2001

Matt – WR – 2008-present New England Patriots

 

WILCOX

Dave – LB – 1964-1974 San Francisco 49ers, HOF: 2000

Josh – TE – 1998-99 New Orleans Saints

 

WINSLOW

Kellen – TE – 1979-1987 San Diego Chargers; HOF: 1995

Kellen, Jr. – TE – 2004-08 Cleveland Browns, 2009-2011 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 2012 New England Patriots, 2013 New York Jets

 

* Indicates father was an NFL Legend and son was a Hall of Famer

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