GILMER, TX (KLTV) - Jacksonville native Luke McCown was a 4th round draft pick by the Cleveland Browns back in 2004. McCown is still in the NFL, 11 seasons later.
"I had a goal when I was in the second grade to be an NFL football player," said McCown while visiting the East Texas Passing Academy in Gilmer. "When I set a goal I expect to meet it. I didn't know how it would come about but I expected to play ten years in this league."
Now Drew Brees' backup in New Orleans, Luke will not be the only McCown heading to an NFL training camp later this month. Big brother Josh has signed with his eighth NFL team. This time, McCown has a 10 million dollar contract and enters camp as Tampa Bays starting QB. An amazing turn around for a guy that was coaching high school football 2 years ago.
"Very proud," said Luke about his brother. "It's what stories are made of. His diligence, belief, his faith, his hard work never wavered."
Big brother Randy considers himself was the trailblazer of the family, helping Texas A&M to its only Big 12 championship back in 1998. Randy never played in the NFL, but he's enjoyed every moment of his families success.
"To get to watch Josh and Luke do what they've done on the field and then the things people don't know what they do off the field," said Randy McCown. "I don't know if I wouldn't just keep things just how they are. I get to sit back and see them blaze their own trails and it's just a blessing."
The best maybe yet to come.
"It's been a lot of fun," said Luke. "We are blessed."