Three weeks ago against Chicago, Aldrick Robinson raced 45 yards down the field, spun his back toward a defender and scooped a pass into his stomach to score a touchdown.
The wide receiver’s impeccable timing runs in the family.
After a 30-24 overtime win over the Chargers on Sunday, Robinson cleaned up, got dressed and drove directly to a maternity ward. His wife, Bianca, was a couple hours away from going into labor with the couple’s first child.
“We (were) hoping hoping that she didn’t go into labor during the game.” Robinson said. “I got to the hospital and I made it right in time.”
Bianca and Aldrick Robinson Jr. are healthy and doing well according to Robinson.
“I was all smiles, man.All I could do was smile and be happy,” Robinson said.
Unconventional work and demanding hours can demand drastic measures.
In 2012, cornerback Josh Wilson‘s wife Jazmin was due to deliver their daughter on Thanksgiving day, when Wilson would be in Dallas.
Wilson bought an emergency cell phone and gave the number only to his wife. He gave it to Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Ray Wright during practice.
“If she called at any time during practice, during the game, anything, I was going to be ready to go,” Wilson said. “It was my first one. It’s definitely stressful. You don’t want to miss it. You don’t want to be away. I sure didn’t’ want it to come on Thanksgiving day, but it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity. ”
Luckily for Wilson, his daughter decided to stay in the womb until the bye week, allowing him to be present for her birth.
“No feeling in the world can describe that love that you have when you feel that child,” Wilson said.
Guard Kory Lichtensteiger said his wife, Mandi, elected to undergo Caesarean sections for two in-season births.
“You can kind of schedule those out a little bit, unlike the natural route,” he said.
“It’s stressful definitely, having a season baby. It puts a lot more pressure on the wife, the mother.”
He said on the positive side, he had his mother-in-law visit to help care his wife while he handled his job.
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