Football's first family in the Zone Nation continues its tradition of giving back. The Geathers family hosted its annual Elite Performance Football Camp on Saturday at Carvers Bay High. Youngsters got a chance to work on fundamentals with two generations and five professional football players who all have Geathers on the back of their jersey.
There are nearly 350 sets of brothers that have played in an NFL game. The Geathers family could join a very short list of three brothers who played in the NFL all at the same time. Robert Geathers, Junior is a ten year veteran defensive end with the Cincinnati Bengals. Defensive end Clifton Geathers has bounced around a number of teams in his young NFL career and is now a Philadelphia Eagle. Defensive tackle Kwame Geathers was undrafted in the 2013 NFL Draft out of the University of Georgia, but he's getting his shot in the NFL with the San Diego Chargers as an undrafted free agent. Robert, Jr., Clifton and Kwame are all former WPDE All-Zoners.
The trio are the second generation of Geathers in the NFL. Robert Geathers, Senior, the father of the three players, played with the Buffalo Bills. And then there's Uncle Jumpy. Jumpy Geathers has the most accomplished NFL career in the family after playing thirteen years, winning two Super Bowl rings and having 62 career sacks.