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Cecil Shorts III is an underdog success story, having come out of the tiny, 2,200-student University of Mount Union in Ohio as an undersized wide receiver to carve a place for himself with the Jacksonville Jaguars in the last two years. The former track star was sidelined for the end of last season with a concussion, but he is positioned to be one of the top targets this year for whoever ends up throwing passes for the Jags.
Competition could be on the way for Shorts, though, and it could be coming from his own home.
Shorts’ son, Cecil Shorts IV, donned his dad’s helmet and receiver’s gloves on the field during practice on Wednesday, looking right at home at Jacksonville training camp. Lil’ Shorts was predictably adorable, motivating Florida Times-Union photographer Bob Self to snap a picture of the future NFL star.
Check out Shorts IV below.
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