Twin Brothers Who Play for the New England Patriots Are From the Hudson Valley
The New England Patriots defeated the Los Angles Rams 13-3 for their sixth Super Bowl championship in a mostly defense dominated game.
Two very important parts of the Patriots back field are actually identical twin brothers who hail from Rockland County. Nyack's Jason and Devin McCourty played together as kids in Valley Cottage, at Montvale, New Jersey's St. Joseph Regional prep school, at Rutgers University, and now in the N.F.L. for the Pats. The brothers have spent the past ten years playing pro ball, but this was their first season ever playing together for the same N.F.L. team.
Their father Calvin, who worked at the Lederle Laboratories in Pearl River, died young after an asthma attack in 1990. Their mother; Phyllis Harrell worked as a nurse at Rockland Psychiatric Center, Both sons promised their mom she wouldn't have to worry about college tuition once they were awarded football scholarships. That is exactly what happened.
Devin had already been a mainstay for the Patriots, winning three Super Bowls, however, brother Jason didn't join the team until an offseason trade in March 2018. For Jason, it certainly beats playing for the Cleveland Browns, who hadn't won a single game the year before. In fact, he had never been to the playoffs his entire N.F.L. career with either the Browns or the Titans.
Jason made a huge defensive play Sunday night by disrupting a pass to the Rams' Brandin Cooks that would have otherwise been a touchdown.
Now, the next question for the brothers is retirement. Both have hinted that Sunday night was their last game. Of course, Patriots owner Robert Kraft half-jokingly told both they weren't allowed to leave.