This season, D'Juan Woods has played for the Jaguars and Donovan Woods has played for the Steelers, giving OSU's Woods family three brothers who made the NFL (Rashaun played for the 49ers in 2004). Only 23 other families have placed three brothers in the NFL. The five most prominent:
Alex played 12 years on the Lions' defensive line and was three-time all-pro; Ted played nine years as an offensive lineman; and Lou played three years on the Redskin defensive line.
: Rich played 12 years, mostly with the Chiefs, starting 107 games on the offensive line; Brian played 11 years, starting 47 games on the offensive line; and Gary played six years as a backup defensive lineman.
: Joey played 10 years, mostly with the Vikings, and was six-time Pro Bowler, with 117 starts and 37 interceptions; Ross played 10 years at defensive end, mostly with the Bengals, and had 114 starts and 30.5 sacks; Keith played five years at linebacker, making 44 starts with the Buccaneers and Chargers; and Jim spent two years as a backup safety with the Bengals. Only three families have placed at least four brothers in the NFL; only the Browners have done it in the last 50 years.
: Stan played 16 years with the Saints and Chargers, starting 223 games at right tackle; Pete played 12 years on the Patriot offensive line; and Willie was a backup center for the '78 Lions.
Rich played 12 years on the Rams' offensive line; Ron played guard for 12 years for the Oilers and Redskins; and Bill played eight years at linebacker for four teams.