Mon 9 January 2023 20:42, UK

Ahead of the College Football Playoff National Championship Game, let’s find out about Max Duggan’s parents, dad Jim and mom Debra, as well as the TCU QB’s adopted siblings.

Today (9 January 2023) marks the College Football Playoff National Championship Game. The title game will take place from SoFi Stadium and will see the No. 1 Georgia Bulldogs take on the No. 3 TCU Horned Frogs.

TCU coach Sonny Dykes and quarterback Max Duggan face the No.1 Georgia Bulldogs after upsetting No.2, Michigan 51-45 at the Vrbo Fiesta Bowl.

Duggan is the focal point of the Horned Frogs’ offense, and he was named a Heisman Trophy Finalist as a result of his performances this season.

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Max Duggan’s parents Jim and Debra were athletes

The 21-year-old quarterback was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa in 2001, and was likely always destined for sport. Max Duggan’s parents, dad Jim Duggan and mom Debra Dodds, were athletes at the University of South Dakota in the 1980s where they first met.

Jim was a quarterback while Debra was a USC star hurdler. Jim would continue his passion for sports into adulthood and was the longtime Lewis Central head football coach.

At a young age they encouraged Max to take up various sports including baseball and basketball, but ultimately Max’s passion was with football.

Max’s parents have supported throughout his journey rising up the ranks and have been with him every step of the way.

In December 2022 he paid special tribute to his family on Instagram, writing: ‘Thank you for your continued love and support, and for always being in my corner. You have consistently motivated me to be a better player and person. Y’all have been the foundation for my development.’

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Max has two adopted siblings from South Korea

Max also has two older siblings, 27-year-old Sam and 25-year-old Megan, who were adopted from South Korea. Max’s parents adopted Sam and Megan from different South Korean families when they struggled to have biological children.

However, soon after Debra found out she was pregnant and Max came along.

“This is just the way God planned our family to be,” she said. “Kids are blessings no matter how they come about.”

According to Omaha World Herald, Megan lives at home and takes classes at Iowa Western Community College, while Sam, a former QB, is a student at the University of Denver majoring in political science.

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