Like father, like son

The family business: Coaches' sons follow their fathers' NFL footsteps

Growing up the son of an NFL head coach certainly comes with its perks.

While the advantages overshadow the drawbacks, learning how to handle the notoriety and attention is a part of their development.

"Ever since I was 8 years old, when he got the head coaching job with the Jets, it has been different because everybody knows who he is," Seahawks assistant wide receivers coach Nate Carroll told FOXSports.com in telephone interview.

Carroll, 27, has spent the last four years in Seattle since his father Pete Carroll's arrival. He also attended USC, where his dad was the head coach. During his time with the Seahawks, he has learned to carry himself professionally around his father.

"This is a high-level setting and he is a respected person," Carroll said. "Whatever he says goes. At the same time, he's dad for me. Everyone knows the father-son relationship, though. Normal things happen. My growth has been how to treat him as the head coach of this football team and not as dad anymore."

For more on Nate Carroll and other Father-Son coaching combos, head over to FOXSports.com


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