In Brandon Harper's office in Bloomfield, Colo., there's a Washington Nationals jersey hanging from the wall. Someone walked into the room one day, noticed the jersey and the name "Harper" emblazoned on the back and asked: "Is that Bryce Harper?"

This wasn't the first time Brandon Harper has fielded such a question.

"No, it's actually me," he responded.

Here's the reason for the confusion: Brandon Harper played for the Nationals. And that indeed is his jersey hanging on the wall. But he played in 2006 and is not related to the rising star on the Nationals roster now.