Wide receiver Dante Pettis is a key member of the Washington Football team family. But it doesn’t stop there. You see, he is blessed with a very strong supportive family as well.
When you look for the type of football player who will succeed on a Chris Petersen coached team, one of the key attributes to consider is a strong sense of family ties. If it’s not there, it should be. Just ask wide receiver Dante Pettis.
Pettis is a highly productive wide receiver and he is a keystone for a successful 2017 football season. And that is where this story begins.
I wrote an article about the sure-handed potential of Dante Pettis for the Washington Football offense and launched the new article into cyberspace via twitter. Paige Pettis retweeted.
Curiosity kicked in, and I began to investigate the family members of Dante. In fact, a well-composed article on GoHuskies by Mason Kelly gave me all the answers I searched for. Paige Pettis is the lovely sister of Dante, and she was simply giving her brother some props.
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In the article, the family dynamics of this highly productive receiver began to come into focus. His father Gary Pettis is the third-base coach for the Houston Astros. In his day, he played for the Angels, Padres, Rangers, and Tigers. His mother Peggy was very familiar with sports as well, as a former Raiderette cheerleader.
But the success stories do not stop there. Older brother Kyler Pettis plays Theo on daytime drama “Days of Our Lives”. He has two sisters: Paige and Shaye. Paige Pettis is a social media coordinator in Irvine California.
Blood lines run strong in the Pettis family, as Dante’s cousin Austin Pettis played as an NFL wide receiver for four years. Austin Pettis played his college football for Boise State.
I give plenty of credit to head coach Chris Petersen for coaching players up into a well-synchronized team. But Dante Pettis brings a host of discipline from a family who is there for him no matter what.
In the business end of NCAA sports, it’s nice to find a story about positives and family and a host of other feel goods intact. The Pettis family is one such story, and is a family to look up to.