Tyler's father, Andy, was one of a family of eight, three of whom were soccer stars at Lenape High School and Rowan University.
Chris was the oldest of the three. Andy was the most accomplished, as he led Rowan to the Division III national championship in 1990 as the national player of the year.
David, the youngest of the family, was the best of the brothers. He was South Jersey's player of the year as a senior at Lenape in 1992, and he was a two-time first-team all-New Jersey Athletic Conference selection as a freshman and sophomore at Rowan.
"Andy was the national player of the year, but David was a better player," said Rowan's Dan Gilmore, who coached all three Logar brothers and now, fittingly, is trying to recruit Tyler. "He was such a special player. He was getting ready to be a two-time all-American."
Andy Logar said David was the "most special" of the brothers, a player with a unique combination of ball skills, vision, and an intuitive feel for the sport.
Tyler Logar has many of those same qualities, according to his father and Washington Township coach Shane Snyder.
"Tyler is the glue that holds us together," said Snyder, whose 23-0 team will face Vineland in the second round of the South Jersey Group 4 tournament on Friday.
Tyler Logar said he has "heard stories" about his father and uncles, especially David.
"I'm in shock at how good he was," Tyler Logar said of his uncle David.
Tyler Logar wasn't born when David, who had just finished his sophomore year at Rowan, was struck from behind by a,n automobile while working for a lawn-care service in July 1995.
David Logar was paralyzed from the chest down. He underwent seven surgeries, regained use of his arms through extraordinary effort, and became an inspiration to anyone lucky enough to meet him through his positive attitude.
He became an assistant coach at Rowan. He spoke to youth groups and at schools. He was a champion for other disabled individuals.
In January 1998, David Logar died of complications from his injuries. He was 22.
"He was a great young man, taken from us too soon," Gilmore said.
Andy Logar said there are times when he watches Tyler on the field and sees many of the same moves that David Logar made as a high school and college star.
"They are similar," Andy Logar said. "Not flashy, not a big scorer, but a player who is a leader on the field. I see it in [Tyler's] passing."
Tyler Logar said he loves operating in the midfield, where he contributes to both the attack and to the defense, and where he can prove himself to be a complete player and an unselfish one - like his father and like his uncle.
He knows of their success. He said he's proud to continue the line, to follow in the footsteps of his father and his uncles, and also to set the pace for his two younger brothers.
But there's something else about families, especially those filled with competitive athletes: The next generation always tries to outdo the last.
"I know I have to live up to a name like Logar, when it comes to soccer," Tyler Logar said. "But at the same time, I want to make a name for myself."