The wife of Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Van Jefferson left Super Bowl 56 on a stretcher to deliver their baby.
Super Bowl 56 went down to the wire between the Los Angeles Rams and Cincinnati Bengals. There were plenty of stories to take place throughout the big game such as the injuries to Odell Beckham Jr., Matthew Stafford and Joe Burrow. But there was one to occur late in the game.
According to NFL Network reporter Bridget Condon, Rams wide receiver Van Jefferson’s wife, Samaria, left Super Bowl 56 on a stretcher to deliver the couple’s baby.
Van Jefferson’s wife leaves Super Bowl 56 to deliver couple’s baby
After the Rams won Super Bowl 56, Jefferson grabbed his daughter, Bella, and ran through the locker room to head to the hospital, per The Athletic’s Jourdan Rodrigue.
In the game, Jefferson was targeted eight times by Stafford, where he picked up 23 yards.
On the Rams’ last drive of regulation, Jefferson actually found himself wide open in the back of the end zone. Unfortunately for him, Stafford overthrew him. Yet, the Rams did retake the lead after the quarterback hit Kupp in the end zone.
After a promising drive from the Bengals, quarterback Joe Burrow threw an incompletion on fourth-and-one after getting hit by defensive tackle Aaron Donald, allowing the Rams to clinch the 23-20 victory to win their second Super Bowl title.
Update: A couple of hours after the Rams were crowned Super Bowl champions, Jefferson posted a photo to his Instagram story of him holding the couple’s newborn child.
Congratulations to the Jefferson family.