Kansas City Chiefs fans will likely remember John Alt's long-term presence at left tackle from 1984 to 1996. The two-time Pro Bowler is a member of the Chiefs Hall of Fame and will always be fondly remembered for solid play over such a prolonged period of time. That said, his family legacy could have possibly continued with his son if he would have chosen football. Alas, Mark Alt is making his presence felt on the ice instead.
Mark Alt is John's son who is currently vying for the national championship in collegiate hockey at the Frozen Four for the University of Minnesota. After a solid quarterback career in high school, he was offered a scholarship under Kirk Ferentz at Iowa -- a popular school for Chiefs draftees. But hockey won out and it was clear where his future would be.
"He was always outside on the rollerblades, always shooting around," Alt said Tuesday. "We had pucks all over the yard. The lawnmower chewed up a thousand pucks over the course of his upbringing. Other kids, they play video games or whatever. He had no interest in that. He was always outside."
Alt was drafted in the second round of the 2010 NHL Draft, so he definitely has a professional future ahead. If he's anything like his father, he will be a fixture for some time.