A former high school football coach says his 16-year-old son is one of the greatest players in NFL history, and he hopes he gets an opportunity to play.
The Father of the Greatest Name in NFL History told FOX Sports he believes the 6-foot-3, 250-pound linebacker from Houston, Texas, could be the most dominant player in NFL lore.
John Gildenheimer is the president of the Boys and Girls Club of the Episcopal Diocese of Houston.
The Diocese has partnered with ESPN on a documentary series, “John Gittings NFL Journey,” about the football legend.
Gildenheim, a former coach and defensive coordinator, says his oldest son, Jordan, is a standout at Texas Christian University.
He said his son was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the first round in 2007, but he was cut in 2010.
Jordan played four seasons for the Packers before leaving to play for the New Orleans Saints.
Gittings is a Hall of Fame player and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Honor last year.
The 6-3 Gilds is an All-Pro linebacker and a two-time Pro Bowl selection.
Gould’s son is not the only NFL player to be inducted this year.
Former quarterback Tim Tebow, the father of former Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, was induct into the NFL Hall of Family and Leadership.
Former San Francisco 49ers defensive end Bruce Smith and former Arizona Cardinals defensive tackle Jason Worilds are also members of the family.