Former Longhorn brothers set to be opponents for first time

Former Texas Longhorn brother Emmanuel and Sam Acho will face off for the first time in their football careers Sunday in Arizona.

As the Arizona Cardinals and the Philadelphia Eagles duel in the desert Sunday, a brotherly battle between Cardinals linebacker Sam Acho and Eagles linebacker Emmanuel Acho will be taking place as well.

Their mom, Christie, has never had to watch them on opposing teams as they played together at the University of Texas and growing up as children.

Now, the two will be pitted against one another for the first time and with the possibility of the two linebackers facing off on a special teams play.

Mrs. Acho will be at the game, alongside her husband Sonny, wearing a hybrid jersey she created in honor of both sons.

Looks like Mom is ready for the game!#Eagles Vs. #Cardinals ..battle of the Birds, and the brothers!

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While it is customary to pick a side in sporting events, the Acho parents will be cheering for both sides of the ball with their dual-support jersey.