Archie should be proud of his two sons who have combined for three Super Bowls wins playing for the Indianapolis Colts and the New York Giants, respectively. A strong argument can be made that Archie would have his own ring had he enjoyed a better supporting cast while quarterbacking the New Orleans Saints in the 1970s.
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The Longs (Howie, Chris and Kyle)
Howie (center) forged a Hall of Fame career as an Oakland Raiders defensive end. Chris (left) has followed in his father’s sizeable footsteps by manning the defensive line for St. Louis since 2007. Kyle initially went in another direction athletically, playing college baseball before becoming a standout guard with the Chicago Bears.
The Colquitts (Craig, Dustin and Britton)
The Colquitts are to punting what the Mannings are to quarterbacking. Craig (left) won two Super Bowl titles kicking for Pittsburgh in the 1970s. Averaging almost $4 million a season apiece, Britton (right) and Dustin are the NFL’s two highest-paid punters playing for Kansas City and Denver, respectively.
The Carters (Rubin and Andre)
Andre (left) made his father proud with four double-digit sack seasons and 147 starts in a 13-year career. Rubin was one of the first true nose tackles in NFL history as the anchor to Denver’s dominating “Orange Crush” defense during the 1970s.
The DeOssies (Steve and Zak)
They can be considered the NFL's first family of long-snapping. Steve (left) manned that spot for four teams in a 13-year NFL career; Zak has held that role with the New York Giants since 2007. The DeOssies are the only father-son combination to win Super Bowl titles with the same franchise (Giants).
The Hasselbecks (Don, Matt and Tim)
Don (center) was an NFL tight end for nine years and played a key role in Oakland’s Super Bowl XVIII win by blocking a Washington extra point. Matt (left) quarterbacked Seattle to Super Bowl XL and currently serves as Andrew Luck’s backup in Indianapolis. Tim was a journeyman QB for seven seasons before retiring to work in media.
The Ingrams (Mark Sr. and Mark Jr.)
Mark Sr. (right) won a Super Bowl ring with the 1990 New York Giants and was the recipient of Dan Marino’s touchdown pass on his renowned fake-spike “clock play.” Mark Jr., who won the Heisman Trophy at Alabama, is coming off his best NFL rushing season in New Orleans.
The Matthews (Bruce and Jake)
No offensive lineman in NFL history was as versatile as Bruce (left), who started at all five positions in his Hall of Fame career. Jake is entering his second NFL season as Atlanta’s left tackle. Another one of Bruce’s sons, Kevin, spent some time with Tennessee as a backup lineman earlier this decade.
The Matthews (Clay Jr., Clay III and Clay)
Talk about good genes. Clay III (left), who is Green Bay’s star linebacker, and Minnesota backup linebacker Casey are the sons of Clay Jr (right). The latter forged a 19-year NFL career at linebacker with Cleveland and Atlanta. Going even one step further, the father of Clay Jr. and Bruce Matthews is Clay Matthews, a San Francisco offensive tackle in the 1950s.
The Adams (Sam and Sam)
The NFL's version of the Adams Family gave opponents nightmares. The senior Sam Adams (right) logged 105 career starts as a New England offensive lineman from 1972 to 1980. His namesake was a monstrous 350-pound defensive tackle for six different squads in a 14-year NFL career that ended in 2007.
The Byrds (Gill and Jairus)
The berry didn't fall far from the tree. Gil (left) was a four-time All-Pro during his 10-year career in San Diego and is currently Tampa Bay’s secondary coach. Jairus became one of the highest-paid safeties in NFL history when leaving Buffalo for New Orleans in 2014.
The Grieses (Bob and Brian)
Bob was Miami’s first franchise quarterback. He guided the Dolphins to two Super Bowl wins in a Hall of Fame career. Brian also quarterbacked Miami during his 11-season run with four NFL teams. He retired in 2009 with a 45-38 starting record.
The Heywards (Craig and Cameron)
Not only was "Ironhead" one of the NFL’s best jumbo-sized running backs during his playing days, Craig (left) gained mainstream recognition by appearing in a comedic soap commercial. He died of cancer in 2005 at the age of 39. Entering his fifth NFL season, Cameron has blossomed into a quality 3-4 defensive end for Pittsburgh.
The Metcalfs (Terry and Eric)
Terry (left) was one of the best returners during the 1970s, setting the league’s single-single record for all-purpose yards (2,462) in 1975. Eric was a clone of his father as a jack-of-all-trades running back and returner. Eric held the all-time record with 10 punt returns for touchdowns until Atlanta’s Devin Hester broke the mark in 2011.
The Springs (Ron and Shawn)
Ron (left) was utilized as both a running back and fullback in eight NFL seasons with Dallas and Tampa Bay. He died in 2011 at age 54 after a long illness. Shawn notched 33 interceptions during his 13 years playing cornerback with Seattle, Washington and New England.
The Smiths (Billy Ray Sr. and Billy Ray Jr.)
Defense runs in this family. Billy Ray Sr. (right) spent a decade as a Baltimore Colts defensive lineman before retiring after the franchise won Super Bowl V. He died of cancer at age 66 in 2001. Like his father, Billy Ray Jr. parlayed a standout career at the University of Arkansas into NFL success as a San Diego Chargers linebacker from 1983 to 1992.
The Lucks (Oliver and Andrew)
Although he spent five seasons in the 1980s as a Houston Oilers backup, Oliver (left) will be the first to admit he isn’t the most accomplished quarterback in the Luck family. Andrew is off to one of the best starts in NFL history as he enters his fourth season with the Indianapolis Colts.
The Winslows (Kellen and Kellen Jr.)
Injuries were one of the things that kept Kellen Jr. (left) from ever hitting the same heights at tight end as his father. Kellen was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame after a brilliant nine-year career with San Diego. He held the single-season receiving record for tight ends (1,290 yards) for 31 seasons until broken by New England’s Rob Gronkowski in 2011.
The Slaters (Jackie and Matthew)
No player has ever spent more time with one team than Jackie (left), who was voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame after 20 seasons as an offensive lineman with the Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams. Matthew also has played his entire career with one club. He has earned three All-Pro selections as New England’s special teams ace.
The Washingtons (Ted and Ted)
The Washingtons made their impact on defense. The senior Ted Washington was a Houston Oilers linebacker for 11 NFL seasons (1972-1982). His hulking son (pictured) became one of the league’s best nose tackles, playing for seven teams in 17 NFL campaigns until retiring in 2008 at the age of 39.