Jason Ivester

Bloodlines run deep on 2017 Razorbacks

Several Razorbacks come from athletic families.

It is fairly common for Division I football players to come from athletic families. Arkansas is no exception, as its 2017 roster will feature many players with familiar last names.

While Allen, Henry and Morgan are among the most recognizable names, they aren't the only ones who come from a talented family.

Here's a rundown on all of the Razorbacks who have athletic family members:

Austin Allen

Relative(s): Brother, Brandon, was the starting quarterback at Arkansas from 2013-2015 and threw for 7,463 yards and a school-record 64 touchdowns during his career. Oldest brother, Christian, played baseball at UAFS. Father, Bobby, is a long-time Razorbacks staff member. He is currently the Director of High School and NFL Relations, but served as an assistant coach - including twice as a defensive coordinator - in the past. As a player, he lettered as a quarterback, outside linebacker and kicker at Virginia Tech.

Jarrod Barnes

Relative(s): Cousin, Alec Pender, played baseball at UAFS from 2013-2016. Another cousin, Braden Starks, played football at Arkansas Tech during that same time period.

Ben Brasuell

Relative(s): Great uncle, Jackie, was a member of Arkansas' 1964 national championship team. Uncle, Dale, played on Arkansas' 1977 team that upset No. 2 Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl.

Damani Carter

Relative(s): Brother, Vince, was an All-American and two-time All-Big 12 center at Oklahoma from 2001-2004. Father, Michael, was a track athlete at Baylor from 1972-1977.

Ty Clary

Relative(s): Parents were athletes at John Brown University. Mother, Jennifer, was a swimmer from 1995-1996 and father, Josh, was a soccer player from 1992-1996. Grandfather, Larry, was a cornerback at Arkansas-Monticello from 1966-1970. Aunt, Sarah Clary Rogers, played soccer at the University of the Ozarks from 1996-2000.

Shane Clenin

Relative(s): Father, Chris, played football at Southeast Missouri State from 1985-1988.

Jordon Curtis

Relative(s): Father, Louis, played football at Wisconsin before transferring to Tulsa, where he is now enshrined in the Golden Hurricane's Hall of Fame.

Tobias Enlow

Relative(s): Brother, Farod Jackson, was a fullback at Arkansas from 2004-2007.

Will Gragg

Relative(s): Brother, Chris, was a tight end at Arkansas from 2008-2012 before being selected by the Buffalo Bills in the seventh round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He is currently a free agent. Cousin, Jarius Wright, was a wide receiver at Arkansas from 2008-2011 and caught 168 passes for a school-record 2,934 yards. He was a fourth-round pick in 2012 and still plays for the Minnesota Vikings.

Grayson Gunter

Relative(s): Father, Bubba, was an outside linebacker at Ole Miss from 1989-1991.

Elias Hale

Relative(s): Uncle, Ryan, was a defensive tackle at Arkansas from 1995-1998 before being picked in the seventh round of the 1999 NFL Draft. He spent two seasons with the New York Giants.

Tyler Hall

Relative(s): Father, Phil, played basketball at Marquette.

Josh Harris

Relative(s): Father, Jackie, was a tight end in the NFL for 12 years, playing for the Green Bay Packers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tennessee Titans and Dallas Cowboys. He retired with 393 receptions for 4,410 yards and 25 touchdowns and was a second-team All-Pro selection in 1992. Before entering the NFL, he helped Louisiana-Monroe win the 1987 Division I-AA national championship.

Chase Hayden

Relative(s): Father, Aaron, was a running back at Tennessee before being selected by the San Diego Chargers in the fourth round of the 1995 NFL Draft. He spent four seasons in the NFL with the Chargers, Green Bay Packers and Philadelphia Eagles.

Dylan Hays

Relative(s): Sister, Courtney, was a volleyball player at UALR from 2006-2008.

Hayden Henry

Relative(s): Father, Mark, was an offensive lineman at Arkansas from 1988-1991. Grandfather, Skip Coffman, played basketball at Arkansas from 1957-1962. Older brother, Hunter, was an All-American tight end at Arkansas from 2013-2015, catching 116 passes for 1,661 yards and nine touchdowns and winning the 2015 John Mackey Award. The San Diego Chargers made him a second-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft and he earned All-Rookie honors that same year, with 36 receptions for 478 yards and eight touchdowns. Younger brother, Hudson, is a five-star recruit and the No. 2 tight end in the country for the 2019 class.

Korey Hernandez

Relative(s): Cousins, Andre Brown Jr. and Jordan Eastling, are sophomore defensive backs at Indiana and Texas State, respectively.

Koilan Jackson

Relative(s): Father, Keith Sr., was a high school All-American at Little Rock Parkview and then an All-American tight end at Oklahoma during his career from 1984-1987. He was a first-round draft pick in 1988 and had a nine-year career playing for the Philadelphia Eagles, Miami Dolphins and Green Bay Packers in the NFL, earning three first-team All-Pro honors and winning Super Bowl XXXI. Oldest brother, Keith Jr., was an All-SEC defensive tackle at Arkansas from 2003-2006 before becoming a seventh-round pick by the St. Louis Rams. Brother, Kenyon, started as a freshman defensive tackle at Illinois last season.

Alexy Jean-Baptiste

Relative(s): Cousin, Peniel Jean, was a defensive back at Wisconsin from 2010-2014. He was recruited to the Badgers by current Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema.

Cole Kelley

Relative(s): Father, Roger, was a four-year letterman as a linebacker at ULM from 1983-1986. Brother, Lance, was a wide receiver-turned-linebacker at Louisiana-Lafayette from 2007-2011.

Jack Lindsey

Relative(s): Father, Lyndy, played at Arkansas from 1988-1991. Grandfather, Jim, was a running back on Arkansas' 1964 national championship team and a team captain in 1965. He was a second-round pick by the Minnesota Vikings, where he played for seven years. Uncle, Zak Clark, was a quarterback at Arkansas from 2000-2001.

Jonathan Marshall

Relative(s): Cousin, Cedric Reed, was a second-team All-Big 12 defensive end at Texas and currently a free agent in the NFL after stints with the Buffalo Bills and Miami Dolphins. Also related to Cedrick Hardman, the ninth overall pick out of North Texas in the 1970 NFL Draft and two-time Pro Bowler with the San Francisco 49ers. He is the all-time leader in sacks - with 112.5 - in San Francisco history.

Jarques McClellion

Relative(s): Father, Central, was a cornerback at Ohio State before stints with the Washington Redskins and Kansas City Chiefs in the NFL.

Grant Morgan

Relative(s): Brother, Drew, was a former two-star wide receiver who played at Arkansas from 2013-2016, catching 138 passes for 1,763 yards and 14 touchdowns during his career. He signed the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent this offseason.

C.J. O'Grady

Relative(s): Father, Larry Marks, played basketball at Arkansas from 1988-1990, averaging 5.2 points and 3.5 rebounds during his career.

LaMichael Pettway

Relative(s): Cousin, Kamryn, is a running back at Auburn who rushed for 1,224 yards last season. Another cousin, D.J., was a defensive lineman at Alabama from 2011-2015.

Carson Proctor

Relative(s): Uncle Burke Collins (1991), grandfather Jack Altman Collins (1959-1961) and great grandfather Jack Allison Collins (1934-1936) played football at Texas.

Ryan Pulley

Relative(s): Cousin, Tyrell Johnson, is a wide receiver and track athlete at Arizona.

Karl Roesler

Relative(s): Father, Karl Jr., played football at Notre Dame. Grandfather, Karl, was a three-year starting center on Notre Dame's basketball team from 1959-1962. Uncle, Mike, pitched for the Cincinnati Reds for two seasons from 1989-1990.

T.J. Smith

Relative(s): Cousin, Trelonnie Owens, was an All-ACC basketball player at Wake Forest from 1990-1994. He averaged 15.1 points and 6.8 rebounds as a senior.

Ty Storey

Relative(s): Cousin, Carrie Parker, played women's basketball at Arkansas from 1994-1997.

Britto Tutt

Relative(s): Cousin, Deon Grant, was a safety in the NFL for 12 seasons, playing for the Carolina Panthers, Jacksonville Jaguars, Seattle Seahawks and New York Giants. He helped Tennessee win the 1998 national championship and the Giants win Super Bowl XLVI.

Dalton Wagner

Relative(s): Father, Brad, was an offensive lineman at Western Illinois. Brother, Bryce, is an offensive lineman at Southern Illinois.

Rawleigh Williams III

Relative(s): Younger brother, Brian, is a five-star recruit and No. 1 overall safety in the 2019 class.


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