It was the same with his half-brothers. His older brother, Maurice Avery, set the foundation of success. He played wide receiver at Memphis, was briefly recruited to play on the school's basketball team, and even now is the leading receiver for the Allen (Texas) Wranglers of the Indoor Football League. His younger brother, Trey Griffin, was always biting at his heels. Like Avery before him, he was an Aflac High School All-America outfielder.