Oklahoma receiver Kenny Stills is the son of hard-hitting safety Ken Stills.
They are not the only players in the upcoming NFL Draft with Green Bay Packers bloodlines.
The great-uncle of Harvard's Kyle Juszczyk is Rick Moore, a defensive tackle from Villanova who was the 12th selection of the 1969 draft. Moore was a washout; coach Phil Bengtson overruled the scouting staff and hand-picked Moore. Moore tore his Achilles in 1970, was moved to offense in 1971 and eventually traded to New England, where he never played.
"I don't know him well and my mom just reached out to him a couple months ago, so we've just started to get to know him and that part of the family," Juszczyk told Packer Report on Tuesday after having taken a pre-draft visit to Green Bay. "I haven't really talked to him personally; just my mom has. He's offered some advice because he's kind of been through the process. It's kind of cool to have that in the family."
Juszczyk (6-1, 248) was a two-time All-American at tight end. With 125 career catches, 1,576 yards and 22 touchdowns, he ranks among the school's career leaders in all three categories among tight ends. He caught 52 passes for 706 yards and eight touchdowns as a senior.
Juszczyk's ticket to the NFL will be as a fullback, and he had a strong week as a first-time fullback at the Senior Bowl.
"I know that was crucial, because that was my first opportunity to really play with that level of talent and showcase myself with the FBS guys and show that I wasn't overwhelmed," he said of his week in Mobile, Ala. "I felt like I was right at home the whole time. I'm really happy with how it turned out, and everyone else seemed to think so, as well."
His skill-set is an excellent match for the Packers' scheme. He's arguably the No. 1 fullback in the draft. (We'll have more on him on Wednesday.)
Stills caught 204 passes for 2,594 yards and 24 touchdowns during his three seasons at Oklahoma. His father, an eighth-round pick out of Wisconsin in 1985, started 51 games for the Packers in five seasons. He picked off seven passes in his career, which concluded with Minnesota in 1990.
Father and son have always been competitive.
"Always him talking about his playing days and reminiscing and now me being a receiver and telling him he'd never be able to guard me," Kenny Stills said at the Scouting Combine. "Him talking about his younger days and being able to cover me and be able to hit me."
Ken Stills' name will live forever in Packers-Bears lore. On Nov. 3, 1985, Stills was making his first NFL start while the Bears were rolling at 8-0. During the second quarter, Stills drilled fullback Matt Suhey long after the whistle. He was given a 15-yard penalty and a $5,000 fine.
"I've seen that a few times and a few people have hit me up on the Internet about it," Kenny Stills said. "He's a little fiery, and I've got a little bit of that myself."
Jordan Rodgers is an intriguing late-round quarterback prospect. At 6-foot-1, he lacks ideal height, and he lacks his brother's arm strength. However, he's good on the move, has an excellent feel for the game and is smart as a two-time all-SEC academic selection.
"I used to (feel like he was in Aaron's shadow), but now that I'm an older, I'd hope my brother would take the spotlight till I work my way up," he said at the NFLPA all-star game. "I'm his biggest fan. I want to emulate as many parts of his game as possible."
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