Marshawn Lynch is far from the only person in his family to get a taste of the NFL life. Marshawn's own cousin, some guy named JaMarcus Russell—maybe you have heard of him?—was taken by the Oakland Raiders with the first overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft.
His uncle, Lorenzo, played 11 years in the NFL as a cornerback for the Chicago Bears, Phoenix/Arizona Cardinals and Oakland Raiders. His cousin, Robert Jordan, was with the San Francisco 49ers for three months. A death in the family resulted in Jordan asking then-head coach Mike Nolan to release him from the team. After two years away from the game of football, he returned but it was with the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League. Another cousin named Josh Johnson has become a journeyman quarterback, joining five different teams since getting selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the fifth round of the 2008 Draft.
Lynch's family tree also extends itself to the world of music with his cousin, Mistah F.A.B.