Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Van Jefferson (12) can’t catch Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Eli Apple. Photo/AP
Van Jefferson won the Super Bowl yesterday, and that wasn’t even the best part of his weekend.
The Rams wide receiver welcomed a newborn son hours after Los Angeles beat the Cincinnati Bengals 23-20.
Jefferson’s wife, Samaria, attended the Super Bowl, but left on a stretcher during the game after giving birth. Samaria had previously told the Rams not to tell her husband if their second child decided to arrive during the game.
After the Rams finished Cincinnati, Jefferson rushed to the hospital to join her, later posting a photo of him holding his son.
Jefferson had four catches for 23 yards in the Rams’ win over the Bengals to end his second NFL season.
The Florida product started all 21 games for Los Angeles, and he was the Rams’ second-leading receiver in yardage during the regular season with 50 catches for 802 yards and six touchdowns. He added nine catches for 102 yards in the playoffs.