Patriots fathers & sons

There have been 173 father-son pairs and threesomes that have played in the NFL — 38 of which are current.

Courtesy of the NFL, here is a list of those with Patriots ties (in bold, with the years they played for the club):

Father: DE Julius Adams (1971-87)
Son: LB Keith Adams (Cowboys, Eagles, Dolphins, Browns — 2001-2007)

Father: G Sam Adams (1972-80)
Son: DT Sam Adams (Seahawks, Ravens, Raiders, Bills, Bengals, Broncos — 1994-2007)

Father: Hank Bullough (played for the Packers; head coach in New England, 1978)
Son: Chuck Bullough (Dolphins — 1993-94)

Father: LB/LS Steve DeOssie (1994-95)
Son: Zak DeOssie (Giants — 2007-present)

Father: RB Chuck Foreman (1980)
Son: LB Jay Foreman (Bills, Texans, Giants, 49ers — 1999-2006)


Father: WR Derrick Gaffney (Jets — 1978-87)
Son: WR Jabar Gaffney (2006-2008)

Father: LB Tom Graham (Broncos, Chiefs, Chargers, Bills — 1972-78)
Son: TE Daniel Graham (2002-2006)

Father: T Herb Hannah (Giants — 1951)
Son: G John Hannah (1973-85)

Father: DB Richard Harvey (Eagles, Saints — 1970-71)
Son: LB Richard Harvey (1990-91)

Father: TE Don Hasselbeck (1977-83)
Son: QB Matt Hasselbeck (Packers, Seahawks — 1998-present); Tim (Eagles, Redskins, Giants, Cardinals — 2002-2008)

Father: DL Joe Klecko (Jets, Colts — 1977-88)
Son: DL Dan Klecko (2003-2005)

Father: DT John Mangum (1966-67)
Son: DB John Mangum (Bears — 1990-98), TE Kris Mangum (Panthers — 1997-2006)

Father: RB James McAlister (1978)
Son: CB Chris McAlister (Ravens — 1999-present)

Father: DT Richard Moore (Packers — 1969-70)
Son: T Brandon Moore (1993-95)

Father: George Pyne II (Providence Steam Roller — 1931)
Son: DT George Pyne III (1965)

Father: LB Jack Rudolph (1960, 1962-65)
Son: DL Coleman Rudolph (Jets, Giants — 1993-1996)

Father: RB Gerhard Schwedes (1960-61)
Son: WR Scott Schwedes (1987-90 — Dolphins, Chargers)

Father: Jackie Slater (Rams, 1976-95)
Son: S Matthew Slater (2008-present)

Father: Ron Springs (Cowboys, Buccaneers, 1979-86)
Son: CB Shawn Springs (2009) (updated: 2:15 p.m.)

Father: RB Mosi Tatupu (1978-1990)
Son: LB Lofa Tatupu (Seahawks — 2005-present)

Father: DT-LB Ed Toner (1967-69)
Son: RB Ed Toner (Colts, Steelers — 1992-1995)

Father: LB Ted Washington (1973-82 — Oilers)
Son: NT Ted Washington (2003)


(List doesn’t include this year’s rookies, which eliminates Irving Fryar and his son Londen, who was signed as a free agent by the Chiefs)

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