NFL’s new superstar brothers’ dad twice won the Mr Universe competition

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The father of NFL duo Amon-Ra St Brown and Equanimeous St Brown is two-time Mr Universe winner John Brown.

The wide-receivers have both made a splash since joining the Detroit Lions and the Chicago Bears respectively. NFL fans were able to get a very good look on the pair, who both enjoyed excellent debuts for their sides.

Amon-Ra and Equanimeous both scored touchdowns just two minutes and 14 minutes apart from one another on their debuts. However, they are not the only titanic members of the Brown family to make a huge impact on the sporting world.

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Their father John Brown proved to be a Herculean figure himself. Not only has he raised two current NFL aces and future star, youngest son Osiris St.Brown currently plays for NCAA Division I college football for the Stanford Cardinal, he has also won three Mr Universe titles.

In fact, Brown senior won back to back titles in 1981 and 1982, establishing himself as one of the biggest bodybuilding stars of his generation. Having grown frustrated at losing while playing American Football at High School, Brown decided to take matters and very heavy dumbbells, into his own hands.

Limited equipment was no barrier for Brown, as he simply made a bench press out of wood and nails, while also collecting unwanted weights from members of his community. As well as two Mr Universe titles, he also won three Mr World championships.

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“My motto was to outwork everybody,” Brown said in an interview with the Los Angeles Sentinel in 2013. “I concentrated on outworking everybody on the planet, period. No one, nobody would ever outwork me.

“I promised myself that. My work ethic was the key. I wanted to be number one. I knew everybody’s stats. I knew their size, I knew how strong they were.” His spectacular work ethic has certainly rubbed off on all of his children.

Amon-Ra and Equinameous both look set for impressive seasons with the Bears and the Lions. While they may not possess the same physical stature and strength of their father, they are both well placed to become giants within the NFL.

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