A Tribute to Family: Which Bengals Players Had Fathers or Sons Play in the NFL?

Last week we ran a FanPost trivia in an anticipation for Father's Day, seeing how many players we could name that played for the Cincinnati Bengals that also had fathers or sons who played in the league at some point. When the Pro Football Hall of Fame released their list of fathers and sons that have played in Pro Football (NFL, AFL, AAFC), we soon discovered that their list was somewhat incomplete. One of the likely prerequisites includes players that have been active and have played an NFL down. This is why Chase Coffman failed to make the list -- though we can add him nonetheless.


  • Ross Browner (DE 1978-1986) is the father of Max Starks, offensive tackle with the Pittsburgh Steelers since 2004. So when you tell Steelers fans that we're your daddy, there's evidence to back that up.
  • Tom Ruud (LB 1978-1979) is the father of Barrett Ruud, linebacker with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2005-present).
  • Teddy Washington (RB 1968) is the father of Rashaan Salaam, running back for the Chicago Bears (1995-1997).
  • Stanley Wilson (RB 1988) is the father of Stanley Wilson, Jr., cornerback for the Detroit Lions (2005-2007)


  • Sam Adams (DT 2006) is the son of, well, Sam Adams, a guard that played for the New England Patriots (1972-1980) and New Orleans Saints (1981).
  • Simeon Castille (CB 2008) is the son of Jeremiah Castille, defensive back for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1983-1986) and Denver Broncos (1987-1988).
  • Bryan Clark (QB 1984) is the son of Monte Clark, offensive and defensive lineman from 1959 until 1969 with the 49ers, Cowboys and Browns. Was head coach of the 49ers (1976) and Lions (1978-1984).
  • Danny Farmer (WR 2000-2002) is the son of George Farmer, wide receiver for the Chicago Bears (1970-1975) and the Detroit Lions (1975).
  • Jay Leeuwenburg (C 1999) is the son of Richard Leeuwenburg, offensive tackle with the Chicago Bears (1965).
  • Mario Monds (DT 2001-2003) is the son of Wonder Monds, defensive back with the San Francisco 49ers (1978).
  • Quincy Wilson (RB 2006-2007) is the son of Otis Wilson, linebacker for the Chicago Bears (1980-1987) and the Los Angeles Raiders (1989).
  • Chase Coffman (TE) is the son of Paul Coffman, tight end for the Green Bay Packers (1978-1985) and Kansas City Chiefs (1986-1987).

(Note: Yes, yes. We know about Dave Shula)

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