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COPY-The Geathers: 2 generations of NFL, college stars

By PETE IACOBELLI
AP Sports Writer

HEMINGWAY, S.C. (AP) - There has been plenty of NFL talent to come out of the state of South Carolina - many from the Geathers family tree.

Brothers Jumpy and Robert Sr. are the patriarchs of a group that has produced six pro football players with more on the way. Jumpy, known as "The Human Forklift," spent 13 seasons as an NFL defensive lineman and helped Washington win the Super Bowl in 1992. Robert Sr. played six years with the Buffalo Bills.

Robert's sons, Robert Jr. and Clifton, are currently on NFL rosters. A third son, Kwame, is a rising junior defensive lineman at Georgia. Jumpy's sons played football too, Jeremy at UNLV and Jarvis at UCF.

The family recently talked with The Associated Press about their football heritage.

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