List of family relations in American football

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The following is a list of family relations in American football. To be eligible for inclusion, a person must have played or coached at professional level in the National Football League, or had a notable college career. The list is organized alphabetically by surname. Within each listed relationship group, individuals are listed in descending order of age (or alphabetically in the case of twins).

Geathers- Robert Geathers (father) James Geathers (Brother) Robert Geathers Jr (son) Clifton Geathers (son) Kwame Geathers (son)

Some would argue that supposeably Chad Ochocinco(Formerly known as Chad Johnson) and Keyshawn Johnson are cousins but that myth was put down when Keyshawn stated that they were not real cousins.


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