There are plenty of fathers and sons that have pursued similar paths or careers in Utah County. Leading up to Father's Day, read about these local duos.
— Phillip Morgan, Daily Herald
The Law Family
Vern Law, his son Vance Law and grandson Adam Law have kept baseball in the family. All have played or coached at some point for BYU and professional baseball teams.
Vern Law played major league baseball in the '50s and '60s, and later worked with Provo High athletes on their pitching.
Vance Law played third base in the major leagues, and subsequently coached baseball at BYU for nearly 12 years.
Adam Law, born in Orem, was most recently a BYU baseball player. In 2018 he played for the Tacoma Rainers in the Seattle Mariners organization.
The Kaufusi Family
Before he coached at BYU, Steve Kaufusi was a linebacker for the Cougars from 1985-87. He had 66 totals tackles along with 6.5 sacks and an interception in his career at BYU. He played for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1988-90. Steve's three sons have played for the Cougars, and two of them are in the NFL.
Steve's sons Bronson, Corbin and Devin have each played at BYU. Bronson (New York Jets) and Corbin (New Orleans Saints) are in the NFL.
The Reynolds Family
Lance Reynolds Sr. played for BYU from 1972-73, 1976-77. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1978 and played for the Philadelphia Eagles that same season. He had four sons also play for BYU.
Lance Reynolds Jr. played for the Cougars from 2001-05. He anchored an offensive line that provided pass protection for the nation's 7th-ranked offense, averaging 306.3 yards per game in 2001.
Dallas Reynolds played for BYU in 2005-08. He started in 50 games as a Cougar and helped BYU to a 38-13 overall record. As a junior, Reynolds did not allow a single sack against a MWC opponent and was part of an offensive unit that led the conference and ranked 14th in the nation in passing offense. Dallas played with the Philadelphia Eagles (2009-13) and the New York Giants (2013-15) in the NFL.
Matt Reynolds played for the Cougars from 2007-11. Matt Reynolds started every game for BYU during his four-year career, equaling the program record for the most starts with 52. The Provo native was an Outland Trophy and Lombardi Award candidate and two-year team captain and helped BYU win 38 games, including a 3-1 record in bowl games, in his four seasons.
Houston Reynolds is the youngest of the family to play for BYU (2009-12). His career in BYU blue was plagued with injuries.
The Hall Family
In 1992 and 1993, Kalin Hall was one half of the dynamic running back duo with Jamal Willis in the BYU football backfield. Hall ran for 1,414 yards during his career in Provo. He scored 16 total touchdowns, including four rushing touchdowns against UTEP in 1993.
Kalin has had two sons follow in his footsteps to suit up for the Cougars.
KJ Hall played for BYU from 2016-17. KJ and Kalin are the only father/son duo to rush for 100 yards in a game. Kalin had five 100-yard games. The biggest game was against Fresno State in 1992, when he ran for 157 yards. KJ had two 100-yard games including a 112-yard performance against San Jose State in 2017.
Jaren Hall is a quarterback on the 2019 BYU football team. In 2018 he came in for four rushing plays for four yards.
The Holland Family
There are two major universities in Utah County – BYU and UVU – and one father/son duo has been presidents of both of them.
From 1980 until his call as a general authority for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1989, Jeffrey R. Holland served as the ninth president of Brigham Young University. He is a former church commissioner of education and dean of the College of Religious Education at BYU.
His son, Matthew Holland, was selected as the sixth president of Utah Valley University in 2009, and served in that position until 2018 when he was called as a mission president in the North Carolina Raleigh Mission for the church.
The Haws Family
In Utah County, one of the main basketball families is the Haws family. Father Marty Haws played for BYU from 1984-90. Marty led BYU in scoring with 556 points his senior year.
Marty has had two sons play for BYU.
Tyler Haws is the Cougars' all-time leading scorer with 2,720 points. He started all but two games in his career in Provo, averaging 19.6 points per game.
TJ Haws will be a senior on the 2019-20 BYU men's basketball team. He was part of the 2013 Lone Peak High School basketball team that won the MaxPreps.com national championship. At BYU, TJ has started all 101 games he has played in. He has averaged 14.4 points per game and has made 83.6% of his free throws.
The Nixon Family
During Kevin Nixon's senior year in 1993, he was the sixth highest scorer for the BYU men's basketball team that made it to the NCAA Tournament as a 7 seed, and beat SMU before falling to Kansas.
In the 2019-20 season, his son, Dalton Nixon, will be a senior for the Cougars. Dalton has averaged 3.8 points per game in his three years in Provo. His career-high in points was against Northwestern State, when he scored 15 points.
The Reid Family
Roger Reid coached for more than 40 years, beginning with his first head coaching job at Payson High in 1971. He also coached at Clearfield High School before becoming an assistant at BYU in 1978. In 1989, Reid became the head coach of the Cougars and led the program to a 152-77 record (.667) and five NCAA Tournaments.
Roger Reid had two sons that he coached while at BYU.
Randy Reid left Spanish Fork High School in 1989 as the state’s all-time leading scorer with 2,191 points — he’s still No. 2 in that category — and starred for four years playing for his father at BYU.
Robbie Reid is sixth all-time in high school scoring in the state of Utah. He played at BYU from 1993-95 and finished his playing career at Michigan.