There are a lot of current college football players with famous fathers. So many, in fact, that we were able to construct an entire starting offense (four WRs) and defense (4-2-5 alignment) consisting of them. Without further ado, here is our 2013 CFB All-Famous Fathers Team.

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WR Corey Robinson (Notre Dame)

Robinson's father, David, was a late bloomer on the basketball court, not playing the game competitively until his senior year of high school before becoming an all-everything star at Navy and with the San Antonio Spurs. Corey Robinson followed a similar trajectory on the gridiron. The San Antonio Christian High School product didn't show up on recruiters' radars until the Army All-American Bowl Combine in January 2012. He followed that up by recording 1,414 receiving yards and 20 TDs as a senior. The younger Robinson is already 6-foot-4 and, apparently, still growing. "The Admiral" predicts his son will fill out at an imposing 6-foot-8 and 240 pounds. Good luck to future opposing cornerbacks.


OL: K.J. Malone (LSU)

While Karl Malone had a penchant for '"delivering the mail," his son K.J. was always about pancake blocks. Primarily a guard at Cedar Creek Academy in Ruston, La. -- the same town where "The Mailman" starred as a collegian, at Louisiana Tech -- the younger Malone will likely be moved to center, according to LSU coaches. Malone's son, already a strapping 6-foot-3 and 307 pounds, better be prepared to exhibit his father's ruggedness while facing the best defensive linemen in the country.


QB: Nick Montana (Tulane)

Joe Montana's football playing legacy is more than secure, with four Super Bowl rings and the 1977 national title at Notre Dame to his name. His youngest son, Nick, would love just a shred of that success. Nick Montana started out at Washington, only to be beaten out for the Huskies' starting job by Keith Price. He spent last year at Mt. San Antonio (Calif.) College -- where he threw for 22 TDs and over 2,600 yards -- and is now hoping to give the Green Wave offense a much-needed shot in the arm.


RB: Barry J. Sanders (Stanford)

After redshirting in 2012, Sanders -- a 2011 U.S. Army All-American at Heritage Hall High School in Oklahoma City and the son of perhaps the most dynamic running back in football history -- is ready to compete for the Cardinal's starting RB job following the departure of Stepfan Taylor to the NFL. The word you're likely to hear most often about Sanders leading up to and during the season is "potential." He possesses balance and cutting ability reminiscent of his dad, yet he's very much a work-in-progress -- as evidenced by a spring game in which he had just 12 yards rushing (on seven carries) and fumbled a punt.


RB: Ray Lewis III (Miami)

The younger Lewis follows in his ex-linebacker father’s footsteps to Coral Gables. That's where the comparisons end. Lewis III is a speedy running back, having averaged 10.0 yards per catch or more in each of his final two seasons at Lake Mary (Fla.) Prep while scoring 57 total offensive TDs. "I can't be worried about trying to be better than my dad or trying to be what other people's expectations are of me," Lewis III told The Orlando Sentinel in February. "I don't have to please anybody else." We can only hope Lewis III will show off his dad's pre-game dance now that the elder Lewis is retired.


WR: Deion Sanders Jr. (SMU)

It'd be overly optimistic to hope for "Prime Time"-esque highlights from the younger Sanders. The slight (5-foot-7 and 170 pounds) Sanders Jr. was just a two-star prospect as a senior at Marcus High in Flower Mound, TX, in 2011. It was only after spending a post-graduate year at Atlanta Sports Academy that SMU offered Sanders Jr. a scholarship. (His only previous offer was from Houston.) His best hope is that he puts up decent numbers in June Jones' Run N' Shoot offense. For now, he'll have to be satisfied carrying on his father's legacy in another way: With his penchant for bling, as evidenced by the gold Versace bedsheets in his dorm room.


WR: Trey Griffey (Arizona)

Griffey's father and grandfather -- both named Ken -- starred on the baseball diamond. Trey, meanwhile, decided to make the gridiron his sports home. After an admittedly tough redshirt season in 2012 spent on the scout team, he's ready to contribute to Rich Rodriguez’s high-powered offense. "He's still going to make mistakes this spring," Rodriguez told in April. "But if we can get those corrected and get him through the August camp, I think he's going to have a chance to help us quite a bit this year. He's made great increases in his strength, which to me reflects his work ethic." If the younger Griffey can exhibit the same type of hops his dad did while robbing opposing batters of home runs, RichRod will be that much happier.


WR: Jerry Rice Jr. (UNLV)

The son of the most prolific NFL receiver in history didn't get much of an opportunity to shine at UCLA. A former Bruins walk-on, Rice Jr. caught just nine balls for 69 yards in three seasons with the team. After graduating from the school this past spring, he decided to give football one last shot and transferred to UNLV in June. Having already earned his degree, he will be eligible to play immediately. Is it really a gamble you’re taking on a player when he's Jerry Rice's son? The Rebels coaching staff is no doubt hoping that logic holds true to form.


OL: Zach Banner (USC)

The Trojans' normally stout offensive line was frequently (and surprisingly) exposed last season. If they're able to turn things around in 2013, it could very well be Banner -- the redshirt freshman son of former three-time NFL Pro Bowl OT Lincoln Kennedy (a consensus 1992 All-American at Washington) -- who helps lead the way. Rivals' second-best offensive linemen in the entire Class of 2012, Banner -- still just 19 years old — is already 6-foot-9 and 345 pounds. It's an ideal mix of size and length for a left tackle. He also possesses the athleticism befitting one, having also played for USC's basketball team last year.


OL: Jake and Mike Matthews (Texas A&M)

The Matthews brothers -- Jake (above, right) is a senior, Mike is a sophomore -- are facing a lot of different types of pressure in College Station this season. For starters, they’re replacing two longtime Aggies standouts; Jake takes over at left tackle for No. 2 overall NFL draft pick Luke Joeckel, while Mike replaces graduated Patrick Lewis at center. All the while they're trying to carry on the legacy of their father, Bruce, a former All-American OL at USC who holds the NFL record for Pro Bowl bids (14). Oh, and did we mention that Jake and Mike have to also live up to the standard set by an uncle (Clay Jr.), a cousin (Clay III) and an older brother (Kevin) -- all of whom either played or currently play in the NFL?


OL: Ben Tamburello (Navy)

Tamburello's father and namesake was a two-time All-American at Auburn and the 1986 SEC Offensive Lineman of the Year before spending five years in the NFL with the Philadelphia Eagles. But as the younger Tamburello told The Birmingham News in February 2012, he chose Navy so he could "find my own way to distinguish myself in the family." "The goal was to be able to get into the best school and have football pay for it," said Tamburello, who originally signed with FCS Samford before switching his commitment to the Midshipmen and redshirting in 2012. "Football would get my foot in a door at a school I couldn't have gotten into otherwise." Tamburello already has his eye on his post-football career, saying he wants to be a Navy lawyer in the JAG program when he's 30 and, after that, a politician.

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