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Brothers, sons, nephews, grandsons and plenty of cousins.
All manner of relatives have have followed each other's footsteps to don the Scarlet and Cream.
Some names instantly spring to mind to Nebraska fans: Steinkuhler, Makovicka, Ruud and Wistrom.
The names even extend in the coaching ranks. Besides the obvious–brothers Bo and Carl Pelini–offensive line and associate head coach Barney Cotton has two sons, Jake and Ben, in the Nebraska program.
The 2012 recruiting class includes a third son, Sam, a tight end from Lincoln Southeast.
Their father, besides being a Nebraska coach, played on both sides of the ball for NU from 1975-78.
Other names are lesser known. Some are carved in granite. Literally.
Current defensive tackle Baker Steinkuhler is the son of the great Dean Steinkuhler who won both the Outland Trophy and the Lombardi Award.
Grant Wistrom was honored in 2009 as the 14th Husker to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. He later went on to play nine seasons in the NFL, six for St. Louis, where he helped the Rams win Super Bowl XXXIV.
His younger brother, Tracey, played tight end for Nebraska from 1998-2001.
Identical twin brothers, Josh and Daniel Bullocks stalked the Nebraska secondary in the early part of this decade. Both made it to the NFL, not unlike Scott Shanle, a linebacker for the New Orleans Saints.
His younger brother, Andrew, was a free safety for the Huskers until 2006.
Some family stories have a darker side, as evidenced by Christian and Jason Peter.
Others have a surprisingly long Husker lineage. Bo and Barrett Ruud can count their father, two uncles and even their great-grandfather, who played between 1918 and 1921, as fellow former Huskers.
To this day, this "tradition of family" continues.
A pair of current freshmen have ties to Nebraska's past.
It's well known that quarterback Brion Carnes is cousins with the great Tommie Frazier.
However, many fans are unaware that offensive lineman Tyler Moore is not only the son of a former Husker TE, but is also the cousin of ex-NU defensive end Jay Moore and the nephew of one-time Nebraska QB Vince Ferragamo.
Truly, playing football at Nebraska can be a family affair.