The sons of a pair of football Hall of Famers did not get drafted this past weekend, but Nate Montana and Duron Carter still may be able to follow in their fathers' footsteps into the NFL.
And with their dads' former teams, no less.
Montana has accepted an invitation to take part in a three-day rookie minicamp with the San Francisco 49ers, the team his father, Joe Montana, led to four Super Bowl victories. Nate Montana, whose agent says his client turned down invites from three other teams for the opportunity, participated in the 49ers' local pro day earlier this month.
Carter also will take part in a three-day rookie minicamp with the Minnesota Vikings, the team his father, Cris Carter, played for while making eight straight Pro Bowls during his 16-year pro career. Duron Carter turned down an invite with the defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens to try out for the Vikings.
Both second generation players spent some time on their fathers' former college teams without finding much success. Nate Montana was a backup for Notre Dame — where Joe Montana passed for 4,121 yards with 25 touchdowns and 25 interceptions in three seasons — for one season, throwing for 116 yards with no touchdowns and one interception in three appearances.