LA Rams star Van Jefferson was seen sprinting from the stadium so that he would make it in time to witness the birth of his second child - just moments after his team's Super Bowl win.
The 25-year-old wide receiver and his teammates secured a glorious win against the Cincinnati Bengals, beating their opponents 23-20.
Jefferson's wife Samaria had attended the big game on Sunday but went into labor while it was in its fourth quarter. She was spotted leaving the stadium on a stretcher.
Confirming this, NFL Network reporter Bridget Condon wrote on Twitter that she "saw Van Jefferson's wife Samaria leaving the stadium on a stretcher about to have their baby".
"Talk about dedication," she concluded her tweet.
Needless to say, Jefferson had no choice but to cut short his Super Bowl celebrations short as he rushed to the hospital to support his wife through labor.
In fact, according to The Athletic reporter Jourdan Rodrigue, he "sprinted through the locker room" on his way to the hospital with his daughter in tow.
She wrote on Twitter: "Van Jefferson grabbed his daughter as she and his dad came into the field and sprinted through the locker room and is heading to the hospital right now. Samaria, his wife, is having their son and was rushed to the hospital mid-game as she went into labor."
Following the birth of his new baby, Jefferson, who also shares five-year-old daughter Bella with his wife, took to his Instagram Story to post an adorable photo of him cradling the newborn. He captioned the image "X2".[[imagecaption|| Credit: Instagram/@vanjefferson]]
Samira and Jefferson had previously spoken to The Athletic about the upcoming birth of their child, with Samira telling the outlet: "I’m feeling pretty good — I’m definitely feeling 40 weeks (pregnant). I’m definitely feeling the pressure and the pain. Nerves for Van, nerves for our family — but it’s OK."
"I'm excited about it," Jefferson added. "Excited to play in the Super Bowl as well. … Two things going on. I’m happy about both of them. Maybe he can wait just a little bit longer, until after the Super Bowl!"