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Nephew Of NFL Legend Announces Major College Commitment

A general view as the Baylor Bears take on the Rice Owls in the second quarter at McLane Stadium.

WACO, TX - SEPTEMBER 26: A general view as the Baylor Bears take on the Rice Owls in the second quarter at McLane Stadium on September 26, 2015 in Waco, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

NFL Hall of Fame RB LaDainian Tomlinson became a legend during his time at TCU, but one of his family members is going to forge a path at a different Big 12 school.

On Wednesday, Trevius Hodges, Tomlinson's nephew, announced that he would be committing to Baylor University.

Hodges is a 3-star safety out of Texas who had offers from the Bears, Kansas State, and Texas State, per 247Sports.

Hodges' famous uncle quickly took to Twitter to congratulate his nephew on making his college football dream come to life.

If Hodges plays at all like his uncle, the college football landscape could be in for a treat.

During Tomlinson's college football career, he rushed for 5,387 yards, 56 TDs, and 5.7 yards per carry.

In 1999, Tomlinson set an FBS record with 406 rushing yards against UTEP. The record stood until 2014, when it was broken by Melvin Gordon and later Samaje Perine.

Tomlinson was inducted in the College Football Hall of Fame in 2014.