When the Pittsburgh Steelers play the New Orleans Saints Friday night in the Superdome there will be one extremely proud mother watching the game with split rooting interest. Erica Dangerfield is that that mother and it sounds like she’ll be present Friday night to see her two sons play against one another in the two team’s third preseason game of 2016.
The older son, Jordan Dangerfield, plays safety for the Steelers while the younger son, Jared Dangerfield, is a wide receiver for the Saints. If Friday night’s game unfolds like I think it might, the Dangerfield brothers could be on the field at the same time during the second half as that is when both are most likely to start receiving playing time. Additionally, we could see the two brothers play on special teams against one another during the game.
According to a February story by WBKO sportswriter Chad Bishop, the Dangefield brothers’ father, David Dangerfield, died unexpectedly of a heart attack in August of 2009. He was reportedly a former New York firefighter who was among the first responders after the attack on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.
While Jordan Dangerfield finished his college career at Towson, Jared Dangerfield finished his at Western Kentucky, where he caught 82 passes for 855 yards and 8 touchdowns last season. Jared was signed by the Saints as an undrafted free agent this year while brother Jordan entered the NFL in 2013 with the Buffalo Bills also as an undrafted free agent.
“Proud to representing both my sons tonight. Steelers Jordan Dangerfield #37 and Saints Jared Dangerfield #85,” Erica Dangerfield posted on her Twitter account Friday.
It will be fun to see if Jordan winds up having to cover or tackle Jared Friday night and you can bet their mother Erica will be on the edge of her seat all throughout the night. Much respect to her for having two of her sons playing in one game Friday night.