March 26, 2007

McCourty brothers are a team on and off the field

The corners of the Rutgers secondary bear a striking resemblance to one another. Not only do they share the same last name, but Devin and Jason McCourty share the same birthday. The identical twins also shared their views on playing college football together. "We have a bond. We're always together on and off the field," said Devin.

The McCourtys train together and have been playing on the same team since they first put on a helmet. The decision to attend Rutgers together was not only a good decision for the brothers, but also for their family.

"I'm happy that my mom can come see both of us play on the field at the same time," Jason said.

That tight family bond was further evidenced when Devin and Jason spoke about their heroes growing up.

"My brother was in the army and I thought what he was doing was very important. Other than that, I'd have to say my hero is my mom," Devin professed. Jason concurred with his brother. "I've always been a fan of the game, but I never really had a sports hero. Growing up, my hero was my mom."

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