Fathers and sons alike dream about playing on the same field together, or being on the same team. Few father son combinations have ever been able to grace the same field together regardless of what the sport was.
A father son combination has never hooked for passes on the same field until now, but it’s not what you think. Emory Blake just finished his Senior season at Auburn, and the lanky wide receiver was trying to impress NFL brass during Auburn’s Pro Day workouts on Tuesday.
Blake who is the listed as the 19th best receiver in the draft, and wasn’t invited to the Combine, had one chance to impress scouts and needed a quality quarterback to throw passes to him.
According to Emory Blake, it was a no brainer, and he chose his father, 14 year NFL veteran Jeff Blake to throw to him and the other Auburn Receivers per USA Today.
“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.”
Auburn produced a pair of experienced quarterbacks in Jeff Blake and wide receivers coach Dameyune Craig to throw to prospects at Pro Day, and Blake, who trains quarterbacks in Texas, still tosses a pretty good ball, especially on the deep routes down the sideline.
“Well, I stay in shape, I train kids in Texas,” Jeff said. “I’m constantly doing footwork, mechanics, showing the kids that I train, and I’m still throwing it fairly, pretty much.”
Blake was joined by former Auburn star Dameyune Craig who also threw passes and now is an Auburn assistant.