Originally written on Down and Distance  |  Last updated 11/14/14
Potential top NHL draft choice and nephew of Donovan McNabb, Darnell Nurse says his uncle has offered him plenty of advice on the draft (Credit: TheSchoolPhilly.com) Former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb’s nephew, Darnell Nurse, is expected to be a top pick in the 2013 NHL Draft. Despite being drafted by a different league, McNabb has been offering advise to Nurse on the drafting process. Nurse says McNabb has been a huge help as he prepares for the draft and life in the NHL. “He’s been one of the best people in my life to go to for advice,” Nurse said of McNabb, via Frank Seravalli of the Philadelphia Daily News. “He’s been a big influence in my life. I think anyone who has a family member in sports faces the same thing. “But at the same time, it’s a different sport and I’m trying to do my thing so that at some point, my sister’s kids will be asking about me.” Nurse added that he tried to get McNabb into some skates but has yet to get him on the ice. “I’ve tried to get him on skates, but he won’t budge,” Nurse said. “That’s the next step.” Because McNabb is Nurse’s uncle he has visited Philadelphia to catch a number of games. Nurse also told the Philadelphia Daily News that he would love to be drafted by the Flyers because of the city’s fans. “I loved it there,” Nurse said. “The fans are crazy. But I think that’s the best part of the city – that they’re crazy about their sports. They’re going to let you know when you don’t do so well. I think my uncle is a prime example of that. “But at the same time, you get a lot of respect for success. If I had the opportunity to go there, that’s the kind of market you want to play in.” While McNabb and Nurse play in two different leagues, I am sure McNabb still has plenty of advice he can offer to his nephew. It definitely would be cool to see Nurse be drafted by the Flyers at number 11 and play in the same city as his uncle. The post McNabb offered combine advice to hockey star nephew appeared first on DOWN & DISTANCE - Presented by Sports-Kings.
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Furniture store will refund purchases if OSU wins title

A gift from Santa: NFC edition

Is SI ashamed to mention Jameis Winston on its cover?

Kobe Bryant disappointed Lakers didn't get Rajon Rondo

Niners OT Anthony Davis takes shot at offensive coordinator

Report: Josh Smith expected to sign with Rockets

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Cullen Jenkins thinks his roughing the passer fine is unfair

Bochy: Peavy trade was best in-season move of 2014

Report: Anderson Varejao out for season with torn Achilles

Kevin Nash arrested after alleged fight with son

Report: Celtics, Cavs discussing three-team trade

NFC playoff picture, Week 17: Division showdowns

Baseball cards: a fan's love for the ultimate stocking stuffer

Packers game is a career defining moment for Stafford

Jason Grilli signs with Atlanta (sort of) for two years

10 Week 17 NFL matchups that will impact the playoffs

WATCH: Bahamas Bowl ends on insane Hail Mary play

Mike Yeo slams Wild for not having 'winner's attitude'

Michigan St. QB, Ohio State TE have awkward Twitter exchange

Will FIFA ever care to change?

Top storyline for each NFL Week 17 game

The 40 greatest Christmas-related names in sports

NBA teams rooting for others to win

WATCH: Vlade Divac drains half-court shot, wins $90K for charity

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

10 Week 17 NFL matchups that will impact the playoffs

Bahamas Bowl ends on crazy Hail Mary

49ers OT Davis takes shot at coordinator

Will FIFA ever care to change?

Top storyline for each Week 17 game

40 great Christmas-related sports names

Nick Mangold and dealing with feelings as a sports fan

Ibaka, Aldridge ejected for scuffle

Baseball cards: a fan's love for the ultimate stocking stuffer

Nick Young on Kobe-less win: He needs to pass

NFC playoff picture, Week 17: Division showdowns

J.R. Smith: Knicks' season a 'nightmare'

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.