Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Van Jefferson not only added the title of Super Bowl winner to his repertoire on February 13, but also father of two. When the game was over, Van left his teammates to go celebrate at the hospital. His wife, Samaria Jefferson, went into labor right in the middle of the big game and gave birth to the couple’s son shortly thereafter, according to NFL.com.
Samaria was 40 weeks pregnant, with her due date set for February 17, so she knew the baby could come on Sunday, she told The Athletic. “Just like any other game, I’m going to be there this Sunday and I’m going to stay calm … and pray to God my water doesn’t break,” Samaria said, according to Fox13 Memphis. But the little one had different plans and decided to transform the night into his father’s most memorable one to date. Van celebrated the big news by sharing a photo of himself holding the newest addition to the Jefferson family on his Instagram Story.
February 13 was also a big night for Rams safety Taylor Rapp, who proposed to his longtime girlfriend Dani Johnson right after the game, according to USA Today. While celebrating on the field, Rapp got down to his knee and showed Johnson the ring. The special moment, shared by the Rams on Twitter, showed Johnson crying and nodding as the crowd around the lucky couple cheered and clapped.