Dante Pettis Chose Football Over His Father’s Profession

Dante Pettis currently plays wide receiver for the Washington Huskies, but it’s not his father’s sport.  His dad, Gary Pettis, was a major leaguer from 1982 to 1992 and a five-time Gold Glove winner as a centerfielder.

But Dante chose football over baseball and that was okay with his father.  Both deny that they wanted to avoid pressure of a son following in his father’s big league footsteps.

Gary is currently the third-base coach for the Houston Astros, and Dante was rooting hard for his father’s team to advance in the playoffs.

Read more about Dante Pettis as the link below from the Seattle Times:

http://www.seattletimes.com/sports/uw-husky-football/washington-huskies-dante-pettis-grew-up-watching-dad-garys-high-profile-baseball-games/

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