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Family Pride: Edmunds Brothers Both Go in 1st Round

Lots of brothers have made it to the NFL. Some have played on the same team or been selected in the same draft.

The Edmunds siblings made history Thursday night as the first brothers selected in the same opening round. Linebacker Tremaine went 16th to Buffalo. Then older brother safety Terrell, also of Virginia Tech, was chosen 28th by Pittsburgh.

Older brother Trey was a rookie running back with the Saints last year.

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Talk about family pride.

"Man, it was great," Tremaine says. "Definitely to see my other brother get drafted tonight, it was a big-time relief for my whole family. I know everybody's excited and I'm excited. It's a long time coming, but we can finally say that we made it."

Tremaine is only 19 and will be one of the youngest players in the league. Terrell is 21.

"I've always been a young guy, whatever team that I was on," Tremaine says. "I'm a mature guy, so I just say, just listened to my dad, my brother because they've been through the process, try to get things from them and continue to do the things I was doing and be the best player that I can be."

Tremaine and Terrell's dad is Ferrell Edmunds, who played seven NFL seasons at tight end. It was a competitive household for Ferrell's sons.

"Very competitive," Terrell says. "We stayed in like a cul-de-sac with my cousins as well, so we were all out there playing pickup. We called it pick up and dive. So like you pick up the ball and then you run. It is a never-ending game.

"So you pick up the ball, you run until you get tackled. If you get tackled you got to throw the ball in the air. So outside people were losing teeth, coming in with cuts all over and everything, but we just kept on playing, so it's definitely competitive. And in any sport -- basketball, too, because we were basketball players, too, so competitive all the time."

Two of the brothers could meet on Dec. 23 when the Steelers are at New Orleans.

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