Van Jefferson of the Los Angeles Rams took home a lot more than just a Super Bowl ring on Sunday evening. The wide receiver hurried out of the stadium shortly after his team’s victory with a few minutes remaining in the fourth quarter to celebrate the arrival of his and his wife’s second child, who was born the following day.
According to various sources, during the Rams’ game against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, Jefferson’s wife and high school sweetheart, Samaria Jefferson, was taken to the hospital and later released.
According to The Athletic, after the Rams’ victory, the team’s first Super Bowl victory since 2000. Jefferson ran onto the field with his daughter and “sprinted through the locker room” to rush her to the hospital, according to the story. The Atlantic earlier stated that the couple’s first child was due on February 17, according to the publication.
As the family was prepared to leave, Josina Anderson spoke with Jefferson’s father, who informed her that “the midwife stated she had approximately one hour to go until birth,” according to CBS Sports. In a post on his Instagram account on Sunday, Jefferson shared a snapshot of himself and his newborn kid, with the simple remark “x2!”