Pro sports a Tripucka family tradition - UMass Athletics

Pro sports a Tripucka family tradition

Jane Havsy with the Daily Record caught up with members of the Tripucka family for an article highlighting the family's athletic success, especially UMass alum Travis Tripucka, who was a student-athlete on the Minutemen football and lacrosse teams and is now competing for a spot with the NFL's New York Jets.
FLORHAM PARK -- Kelly Tripucka didn't think about his children becoming professional athletes. No matter that Tripucka was a two-time NBA All-Star, and his father, Frank Tripucka, had his No. 18 retired as the Denver Broncos' quarterback in the 1960s.

Now Kelly and Janice Tripucka's sons are following the family tradition.

Jake Tripucka was scheduled to debut with the Charlotte Hounds in Major League Lacrosse on Saturday night, just a couple of weeks after winning his second NCAA title at Duke. Travis Tripucka, who played both football and lacrosse at the University of Massachusetts, is trying to catch on with the New York Jets as a long snapper.
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