The McCourty family ties are strong, and their story is unique. Devin and Jason McCourty were born 27 minutes apart in 1987. Their father died when they were three years old. As youngsters, they promised each other they’d get scholarships to college to ease their mother’s financial burden, and they did – playing football together at Rutgers University. Devin and Jason’s perseverance to succeed is one of the most important lessons their mom instilled in them. She told them while there’s always going to be adversity, it’s how you deal with it that makes the difference. Now, Jason has a successful career playing for the Tennessee Titans while his brother Devin plays for the New England Patriots.
The twins and their mom say football is not only their way of life, it’s part of their family too. On Tuesday, Nov. 24 Jason McCourty and his mom Phyllis Harrell talked about Game Day and holiday traditions that helped create their strong family memories. They also talked about their love for football and how it all began.