LSU softball has three players whose fathers were selected in NFL Draft

Glenn Guilbeau
Lafayette Daily Advertiser

Only five of LSU softball's 28 players are juniors or seniors.

Three underclassmen who have not played a lot this season may have bright futures as they get more opportunities. They clearly have athletic stock.

Houshmandzadeh sisters' dad played in NFL

Karrington Houshmandzadeh is a sophomore backup outfielder who has played in 16 games this season. She is hitting .200 with one hit in five at-bats and a stolen base. Her sister, freshman infielder Kennedi Houshmandzadeh, is 1-for-2 with a stolen base. 

They grew up in Cerritos, California.

Their father T.J. Houshmandzadeh was a seventh-round NFL Draft pick out of Oregon State in 2001 by the Cincinnati Bengals. He had his best season in 2007 when he tied New England's Wes Welker for the NFL receiving crown with 112 catches and made the Pro Bowl.

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Following the 2008 season, Houshmandzadeh played in 2009 with Seattle, 2010 with Baltimore and 2011 with Oakland.

2008.11.012 BENGALS SPORTS :  The Cincinnati Bengals T.J. Houshmandzadeh takes a moment before taking the field against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Paul Brown Stadium Sunday November 2, 2008. The Enquirer/Jeff Swinger

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Wickersham's dad was LSU starting QB

Sophomore pitcher Shelby Wickersham of Metairie has shown flashes this season as she his 5-3 with a 3.68 ERA.

Wickersham's father Jeff Wickersham won LSU's starting quarterback job as a sophomore in 1983 and held it for three seasons. A highly recruited prospect from Merritt Island, Florida, he backed up Alan Risher in the 1982 season as a freshman.

A 10th-round pick of the Miami Dolphins in 1986, Wickersham was released before the season started and later  playing for Ottawa of the Canadian Football League in 1987 and '88.