Friday, July 02, 2010

Like Father, Like Son?

David Whitehurst was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the 8th round of the 1977 NFL Draft. A 6'-2" quarterback from Furman University, Whitehurst played seven seasons with the Packers from 1977-1983. He was with the Kansas City Chiefs in 1984 but saw no action. Whitehurst graduated from Walker High School in DeKalb County, Georgia in 1973 after stints as both starting quarterback and outstanding baseball player.

With the Packers, Whitehurst threw 980 passes with 504 completions for 6,205 yards. 28 of these passes went for touchdowns, while less impressively, 51 of them went into the hands of Green Bay’s opponents. He was also sacked 99 times. Running with the ball, he had 77 attempts for 242 yards and seven touchdowns — and zero fumbles.

His son Charlie played quarterback for Clemson University and is currently the second string quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks. He was recently traded to the Seahawks, and signed to a two-year, $10 million contract. He has yet to throw a pass in his N.F.L. career.