Entering the NFL a Family Affair, Jeff Blake Throws To Son at Pro Day


Emory Blake of Auburn in the East-West Shrine Game at Tropicana Field. West won 28-13. (Jeff Griffith-USA TODAY Sports)

There’s something to be said about the father-son relationship. If cultivated the right way, it can be one of the strongest things on earth.

There’s a cool story circulating about former Bengals quarterback Jeff Blake and his son, Emory.

Emory is an Auburn wide receiver trying to make his jump to the NFL. At his pro day workout Emory brought his dad along not to watch, but to throw to him.

When Jeff was in the league, Emory offered similar support. He was the wide receiver that his dad practiced with in the off season. Now it’s dad’s turn to repay the favor.

"“It’s something I always planned, sometimes you never know how the old man’s going to hold up,” Emory joked. “It was an easy decision for me, he’s always thrown the ball well…Honestly, my dad throws probably the most perfect ball I’ve ever caught. It’s never too heavy. A lot of quarterbacks step in there and try to drill you, he’s just trying to make it a catchable ball. That makes it easy for me as a receiver.”” – Emory Blake on his father throwing to him for his pro day (Auburn Football)"

Last season, Emory had 50 receptions for 789 yards and 3 touchdowns.

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