Special Mother's Day pics from NFL players

May, 12, 2012
Moms make a difference in the NFL.

On Friday, Playbook Fandom showed it in this Harbaugh brothers story. And now we bring you some special pictures from a group of NFL players -- shots that are among the many Mother's Day memories each will display on his Facebook timeline Sunday.

The players, and their Facebook pages: Eddie Royal (San Diego Chargers), twins Devin (New England Patriots) and Jason McCourty (Tennessee Titans), James Harrison (Pittsburgh Steelers), Stevan Ridley (Patriots), DeAngelo Williams (Carolina Panthers) and Eric LeGrand (Tampa Bay Buccaneers signee).

And those photos:

Eddie Royal and mother Pearl Royal

Eddie RoyalCourtesy of Facebook.comRoyal's Mother's Day plan: "Going out to dinner with the family. My mom enjoys the simple things."

The McCourty Twins and mother Phyllis Harrell

McCourty twins Courtesy of Facebook.comThe McCourty twins and mom, on Senior Day at St. Joseph Regional High in New Jersey.

James Harrison and mother Mildred Harrison

James HarrisonCourtesy of Facebook.comThe Harrisons while he was in sixth grade, left, and during a childhood Christmas.
James HarrisonCourtesy of Facebook.comHarrison, his mother and his father, James Sr., with the Lombardi Trophy.

Stevan Ridley and mother Carolyn Ridley

Stevan RidleyCourtesy of FacebookRidley and his mom on draft day, left, and while the running back was at LSU.

DeAngelo Williams and mother Sandra Hill

DeAngelo Williams with his momCourtesy of FacebookThe two at a breast cancer awareness fundraiser. Hill is a breast cancer survivor.

Eric LeGrand and mother Karen LeGrand

Eric LeGrandCourtesy of Facebook.comLeft: LeGrand and mom while he was at Colonia (N.J.) High. Right: The two after LeGrand's on-field injury that left him paralyzed; LeGrand recently signed a contract with Tampa Bay.
Patrick Dorsey is a Los Angeles-based writer and editor for ESPN.com. He has worked for the Web and newspapers. He also played in one Division-III golf tournament (he shot 105).



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