For the Joyer family of Wesley Chapel, Fla., the 2013 Sugar Bowl will be a unique experience with one son on each sideline when the Florida Gators take on the Louisville Cardinals.
Kamran is a redshirt junior offensive lineman for the Cardinals while younger brother Hunter is a sophomore fullback who has started the last two seasons for the Gators.
Mother Kirsten says she is excited about the game, according to Scott Carter of GatorZone.com:
"This should make for a really, really interesting experience. You can't plan something like this."
According to Kirsten, this is the first time that they've played against each other since playing in a youth football league over 15 years ago. More than 20 members of the Joyer family will be making the trip to the Superdome for the contest.
Kamran has battled injuries since arriving at Louisville, and missed the second half of the season after starting against Pitt earlier in the year. Kamran is finally healthy again and can help the Cardinals all along the interior line. Hunter on the other hand has had no trouble since arriving in Gainesville and has been a valuable asset in Coach Will Muschamp's pro-style offense.
Kirsten said that Hunter and Kamran have engaged in playful back and forth since the matchup was announced, especially during the Christmas holiday when both brothers were home with the rest of the family.
And no matter what happens in New Orleans on Jan. 2, Kirsten will be happy with the scoreline regardless of who comes out on top:
"I love the Gators and I love the Cardinals. We're in it to have a great time. All I know is that a Joyer is going to win."