At the Thanksgiving table, the football stories begin right after grace is said. And even though Justin Cheadle has heard most of these tales at Thanksgivings past, he can’t help but listen in again.
“It’s little different in my house,” said Cheadle. “I guess you can say Thanksgiving is a little more about football than any other family.”
When it comes to football, Cheadle’s family is anything but ordinary. He has three uncles who played college football in the Pac-10. One of them, John Tarver, went on to play four seasons with the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles.
At Thanksgiving–and every other family gathering–Cheadle said the stories from football games gone by are shared and shared again.
“It’s cool to hear what happened in some game years ago,” Cheadle said of those football-centric get-togethers. “I guess you could say it’s a family tradition.”