Jack Elway – Keeping Sport in the Family

For many years the world of sport has witnessed some families who have laid their claim to their individual sports and created a legacy within it.

Today we are going to take a look at some of the incredible sporting families who have shown the World what their DNA is capable of.

The Elway Family

John Elway is one of the greatest quarterbacks to have ever played in the NFL as well as being one of its best ever coaches. As a player Elway achieved two Super Bowls as well as being voted MVP in one of them. Elway played his entire career for the Denver Broncos and when he hung up his gloves, there was only one choice for him, to coach the team he loved so much which he did with great success winning a further 2 Super Bowls. Elway’s inspiration as a footballer came form his father Jack Elway who was once a hotly tipped college star whose career was cut short by injury, unperturbed, Elway Snr. would go on to become one of the most respected coaches in college football as well as having a huge impact on the promotion of European football.

Graham and Damon Hill

Graham Hill is widely regarded as one of the greatest ever racing car driver and his illustrious career saw him win several large races. Hill won the Formula One World Championship twice and he also became the only racing driver in history to win the Formula One title, the Le Mans 24 hour race and the Indy 500 in the same year, a record which still stands to this day. Son Damon was just 5 years old when his father pierced in an air crash and he would go on to be inspired by his dad’s success and find his own place in racing history. Damon Hill won two World Championships just like his dad, becoming the first ever son of a champion to do so.

Bobby and Barry Bonds

The Bonds surname has dominated the world of baseball over the last 40 years and whilst there has been other father/son duos in base balling history, few have left their mark on the sport like the legacy which the Bonds have created. Father Bobby Bonds played pro for 14 years throughout the late 60s and 70s and became famous for his immense power and speed. Bonds became the first baseball player to achieve the 30-30 in more than two consecutive seasons and he topped all scoring charts when he retired. Few would have thought that son Barry would not only go on to become a great baseball player like his father but also that he would break all of his father’s records. Son Barry ignored the pressure that came with having such a successful father and throughout his 22 seasons in the MLB became the all-time leading scorer, hold the record for most career walks, most home runs and most homers in a season.

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