HE'S MY BROTHER

  • Updated: August 10, 2011 - 10:07 PM

HE'S MY BROTHER

According to information provided by the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the Vikings' E.J., pictured, and Erin Henderson would be the first brothers to start a game alongside each other at linebacker in the modern era of the NFL.

Here are some fast facts about brothers who have played in the NFL:

• There have are 335 documented sets of brothers who have played in the NFL, the AFL and the AAFC (1946-49) from 1920 to 2010.

• There are 58 sets of brothers who have played on the same team in the same season.

• There are 18 sets of brothers who have played the same position on the same team in the same season.

• There are three sets of brothers who are listed at linebacker on the same team in the same season. Besides the Hendersons, the others are: Garrard and Knox Ramsey (G-LB) of the 1950 Chicago Cardinals and Earl and George Svendsen (C-LB) of the 1937 Packers.

• The Vikings also have had brothers Dale Carter (CB) and Jake Reed (WR) together on the 2001 team and half brothers Randy and Eric(OL) Moss on the 1998 team.

MARK CRAIG

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