NFL on Father’s Day: Players pay tribute to their heroes

Ahhh, Father’s Day.

As America gathers and pays tribute to those dads out there who helped shape and mold us into fine, upstanding citizens, NFL players are joining the party via social media. Several are either basking in the glory of their own fatherhood or giving credit to the man who brought them here.

Let’s check out some highlights from the day.

1. Andy Dalton

Caption: "Happy Father’s Day to the reason I wear 14! I am blessed with such an amazing dad! Love!"

2. Kyle Long

In case you hadn’t heard, Kyle’s dad is none other than Raiders legend Howie Long.

3. Domata Peko

The Bengals’ big man has a growing brood at home. Fine-looking family right there!

4. Clint Gresham

The Seahawks’ long-snapper made sure to give credit where it’s due.

5. Tracy Porter

Caption: "#Blessed to be the father of two of the most beautiful girls in the world."

The Redskins cornerback has two treasures at home that he’s giving thanks for on this day.

6. Brooks Reed

7. Russell Wilson

Caption: "Missing you on this Father’s Day dad! Thanks for teaching me!"

The Seahawks quarterback’s Dad passed away back in 2010, and on this day, Russell is remembering him.

8. LaMarr Houston

The Bears’ defensive end pays salute to the big man.

9. Jeff Tuel

Shorts were much … well, shorter back in those days.

10. Chase Blackburn

The Panthers linebacker, his farmer’s tan and his amazing kids are having a blast and getting some sun on this day.

Caption: "Happy Fathers Day from the Tapps. #beblessed #Taylorwasdoneafterwegotouttachurch"

The Lions’ defensive end has on his Sunday best and is enjoying the day.

12. Brett Keisel

The former Steelers’ defensive end is going face-to-face with one majestic animal.

13. Rob Gronkowski

The Patriots tight end hasn’t sent out any Father’s Day props, but he is very busy getting a shave. GRONK! GRONK! GRONK!