Eagles post touching picture of Jeremiah Trotter & Jeremiah Trotter Jr. after drafting Clemson LB: ‘Welcome home’

It’s a family tradition for the Trotter family at the NFL Draft.

Jeremiah Trotter Jr. followed in his father’s footsteps, getting selected by the Eagles in the 2024 NFL Draft, 26 years after his senior.

Trotter Jr., also a linebacker, landed in Philadelphia with the 155th overall pick in the fifth round. He doesn’t quite outdo his father’s third-round selection, but he finds himself in the same uniform nonetheless.

In addition to the father-son Eagles duo, there’s another Trotter son — and linebacker — set to play college football.

The Sporting News details the Trotter family tree below.

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Jeremiah Trotter Jr. family tree

The Eagles’ fifth-round draft pick isn’t the only athletic one in his family. He has a family of linebackers with both college and professional experience.

Jeremiah Trotter Jr.’s father: Jeremiah Trotter Sr.

The Eagles drafted Trotter Sr. 26 years ago in the third round of the 1998 NFL Draft. The No.72 overall pick played eight seasons with the Eagles across three different stints.

He played his first four seasons in Philadelphia before joining Washington for two seasons. He returned to the Eagles for three years, played one season in Tampa Bay, and finished his career with one last year with the Eagles in 2009.

Trotter Sr. donned No. 54 each season aside from his one year with the Buccaneers. He is also in the Eagles Hall of Fame after earning four Pro Bowl appearances and one All-Pro nomination.

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Trotter Sr. played collegiate football at Stephen F. Austin.

Jeremiah Trotter Jr.’s brother: Josiah Trotter

The younger Trotter brother, Josiah, is also a linebacker. He’s entering his freshman season at West Virginia.

If he’s to continue the family tradition of landing with the Eagles at the NFL Draft, it can happen as early as the 2027 NFL Draft.

Jeremiah Trotter Jr.’s mother: Tammie Trotter

Trotter Jr.’s mother, Tammie Trotter, died of cancer in 2023.

Jeremiah Trotter Jr.’s sister: TreMil Trotter

TreMil Trotter is the oldest sibling of the Trotter family.

Jeremiah Trotter Jr. stats

Year School Games Total tackles Sacks INTs
2021 Clemson 5 15 1 0
2022 Clemson 14 89 6.5 2
2023 Clemson 12 88 5.5 2

Jeremiah Trotter stats

Year Team Games Total tackles Sacks INTs
1998 Philadelphia 8 3 0 0
1999 Philadelphia 16 123 2.5 2
2000 Philadelphia 16 120 3 1
2001 Philadelphia 16 115 3.5 2
2002 Washington 12 91 0 1
2003 Washington 16 114 1.5 1
2004 Philadelphia 16 69 1 0
2005 Philadelphia 15 121 1 1
2006 Philadelphia 16 113 0 1
2007 Tampa Bay 3 13 0 0
2009 Philadelphia 13 32 0 0


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