Observation suggests that athletic prowess is a family trait. Scientists may disagree if it’s nature or nurture, but there is no doubt that certain behaviors seem to have been passed along the family tree. Take for instance Pro-bowl football quarterback Archie Manning’s offspring – Peyton and Eli – both Super Bowl MVP quarterbacks.
And, of course, there is Ken Griffey, Jr, who surpassed the 600 career homerun mark, without the cloud of steroids. His famous father, Ken Griffey, Sr., was an all-star for the Cincinnati Reds in the late 1970s. Other athletic fathers and sons include father and French Open champion Yannich Noah and his son, Joakim, who won two national championships on the Florida Gator’s basketball team before being drafted by the Chicago Bulls, and professional baseball player Bob Boone and his sons.
Other athletic siblings include tennis’ Venus and Serena Williams, the four swimming Vanderkaays, who competed at the 2008 Olympic Trials, and professional and Olympic gold medal basketball players Reggie and Cheryl Miller (NBA and WNBA greats).
But it is not just athletic traits that get passed along. Obviously, we learn a lot of traits and behaviors from our families.
Sometimes these traits aren’t so positive, such as nail-biting, alcoholism, too much television, bad nutrition and a host of others – you can name your own.
Click Follow to receive emails when this author adds content on Bublish