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Relatives Added to PFR

Posted by Neil on January 22, 2013

Relative information is something we've had on Baseball-Reference and Basketball-Reference for a while, but we haven't had the data for football... until now, that is.

Yesterday we added some rudimentary relative data to PFR player pages (check out the Matthewses if you want a great example). It's by no means complete, but we'll be adding more in the coming weeks and months. And we'd like your help -- if you know of players or coaches who are related but aren't listed on the site, email us and we'll get the info added. Thanks!

7 Responses to “Relatives Added to PFR”

  1. Chase Says:

    Marion Barber, a member of the great Jets teams of the early '80s, is the father of Marion Barber III.

  2. Mark Growcott Says:

    Another good addition.

    I have mentioned this before, but how about identifying Left Handed QBs?

  3. Neil Says:

    #2 - That's actually one of the next items on my list of datasets to add.

  4. Jeff J. Says:

  5. Chase Says:

    I did not know this, but Marvin Upshaw was Gene's brother, and I guess played against him with the Chiefs.

    Some more here (including the first family of punting):

  6. Joe Says:

    Patrick Peterson is related to Bryant McFadden, Walter McFadden, Sinorice Moss and Santana Moss (maternal cousins) according to Wikipedia.

    Also, I have noticed a few players from the last two draft classes who have the wrong college listed under their name, is there any way to report that?

  7. Neil Says:

    Thanks, I'll add those. We'll get the college issue worked out too. That keeps recurring because we keep parsing the college name from the data and matching it up with the wrong ID.