Justin Tuggle was an undrafted free agent in 2013. So was his father, Jessie Tuggle, who had a 14-year NFL career and was a five-time Pro Bowler.
This week, Justin will watch his brother, Clemson defensive lineman Grady Jarrett, compete with prospects from around the country at the NFL Scouting Combine.
"I just tell him to keep the work ethic that he has now and everything else will just fall perfect for him," Tuggles said Tuesday to Texans Radio. "He works so hard. I'm very proud of him. He had a great career at Clemson, a guy who was just sort of underlooked coming out of high school, but he went and showed everyone he was the real deal – he could play and it all payed out for him. I'm just excited for him."
Jarrett checked in at just under 6-1 and 288 at this year's Senior Bowl, where he impressed. NFL.com's Chase Goodbread said he looked to be one of the players "in peak condition."
"We got the Combine coming up now and I'm just excited for him to do work there and just see where he lands," Tuggle said.
Jarrett finished his career as a Tiger with 207 tackles, 29.5 tackles for a loss, 5.5 sacks, 37 quarterback pressures, two forced fumbles, and four fumble recoveries in 48 games (37 starts).
More than 300 invitees are expected to participate in the 2015 NFL Combine, taking place Feb. 17-23 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.