The Herbert parents created three football aficionados. Justin Herbert is on every NFL fan’s radar, but what about his older brother Mitchell Herbert and younger brother, Oregon Ducks TE Patrick Herbert?
The Herbert Family
Fans may not know that there are multiple Herbert brothers since they are all identical and carbon copies of their father. However, there are three.
Don’t tell their mother, Holly, that people thought there was only one. Mrs. Herbert birthed three giants who could not have been small babies. Being the boy mom to all three growing up could also have been no small task.
It may have been for a mere mortal, but no one accused the Herbert Matriarch of being one of those. The daughter of the University of Oregon football great Rich Schwab also made a name for herself in the college’s athletics.
Mrs. Herbert was a central player for the Ducks on their college basketball team.
The athletic genes didn’t end with the Herbert brothers’ mother and grandfather. Outside of the Oregon dynasty, father Mark Herbert was a football and track athlete at the University of Montana.
Justin Herbert is best known for his football prowess due to being the NFL starting QB for the Los Angeles Chargers. But fans may not know his older brother or younger brother quite as well.
Mitchell Herbert: Justin’s Older Brother
The oldest Herbert brother avoided some of the limelight by leaving Oregon, instead heading to Montana like his father.
The former three-star athlete in high school and National Honor Society member decided to stick with his intellect. Instead of pursuing an opportunity to go pro, the Bobcats’ wide receiver decided to work in the field he got his degree in — mobile biology and neuroscience.
This article isn’t about the NFL star. In this article, he’s the middle brother who always gets overlooked.
Patrick Herbert: Justin’s Little Brother
Baby Herbert is currently in the news for being a talented tight end at the University of Oregon. Should we already envision his NFL brother throwing him passes in a few years when he goes pro?
If the tight end’s play-making performance this past weekend is any indication, NFL fans could possibly see Herbert to Herbert throws fairly soon.
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Being the starting tight end in 2023 has been good luck for Patrick and the Ducks. This past Saturday, he made a two-point conversion early in the game against Washington and caught a touchdown pass in the first half as well.
It’s worth noting that not only is the youngest Herbert brother a huge asset for the Ducks, but he’s also an expert mustache grower. In comparison to his NFL brother, the tight end can grow quite the ‘stache, putting his middle brother’s three thin upper lip hairs to shame.
Oregon tight end Patrick Herbert looks like Justin Herbert put on a fake mustache to go incognito. pic.twitter.com/DqjCVfxKF4
— Jason B. Hirschhorn (@by_JBH) October 14, 2023