Rams' Van Jefferson rushes to hospital after winning Super Bowl as wife delivers baby boy
Van Jefferson held four catches against the Cincinnati Bengals and helped the Rams win their first Super Bowl since 1999
Van Jefferson quickly departed from SoFi Stadium on Sunday, 13 February. The star player, who helped the Rams win Super Bowl LVI on Sunday night, had two major life events in two hours of the game night and couldn’t wait for the celebration party.
Jefferson's wife, Samaria, was rushed on a stretcher midway through the game to the hospital. The couple has two kids together, but they were expecting their third child coming on Thursday, February 17, however, the newborn son arrived a few days prior to the delivery due date.
NFL GameDay posted a video of Jefferson rushing out. They captioned the post, “Van Jefferson hustling out of the stadium to get to his wife in labor #SBLVI.”
Van Jefferson held four catches against the Cincinnati Bengals and helped the Rams win their first Super Bowl since 1999.
Los Angeles Rams team reporter for ESPN's NFL Nation Lindsey Thiry posted a picture on her Twitter account of Van holding his baby tightly in arms.
A Super Bowl ring and a new baby for Van Jefferson. February 13, 2022 - what a day for the Rams receiver! (Van_j12/IG) pic.twitter.com/X0cHrSfpIq— Lindsey Thiry (@LindseyThiry) February 14, 2022
Jefferson fans also congratulated him on social media platforms.
A user [email protected]_tractor tweeted, "I love Van so much. I have taken so much inspiration from him in the last year, and live to watch him. So happy for him and the team, and his family. #RamsHouse #vanjefferson”
I love Van so much. I have taken so much inspiration from him in the last year, and live to watch him. So happy for him and the team, and his family. #RamsHouse #vanjefferson pic.twitter.com/DtfMy9XxpG— TJ (@cutie_tractor) February 14, 2022
“What a day for this man! Congrats @VanJefferson12 on the W and your newborn son!! #Gators #SuperBowl #VanJefferson,” tweeted another user.
Twitter account @Mac📸Photography posted, “#VanJefferson wins a #SuperBowl and becomes a father in the same night. What a gift!”
Samaria talked about her baby in an interview with The Athletic earlier this week and said that she was “definitely feeling 40 weeks pregnant" and was feeling “nerves for Van, nerves for the family.”
Van also talked about his life events in which he said, “Two things going on. I’m happy about both of them. Maybe he [our new son] can wait just a little bit longer, until after the Super Bowl!”
Van recently posted his picture with his wife and daughter in the frame and captioned it, “Thankful I’ve been able to share these moments with you since high school!”
Jefferson's dad and his 5-year-old daughter were also present at SoFi Stadium for The Rams game against the Bengals match. In just two hours of the game, Jefferson won a Super Bowl ring and held his newborn son.