Van Jefferson and His Wife Reveal the Name of Their Newborn Son

Van Jefferson had one hell of a night during this year's Super Bowl. On Feb. 13, the Los Angeles Rams wide receiver became a Super Bowl champion and a father of two. About halfway through the third quarter of the game, NFL reporter Bridget Condon tweeted that she thought she saw Jefferson's wife "leaving the stadium on a stretcher about to have their baby," and indeed, she was right. Jefferson's wife, Samaria, went into labor right as things were heating up and gave birth to their baby boy just two hours after the game. Jefferson shared a photo with his newborn son on his Instagram Stories later that night, writing, "X2!!!!!"

On Feb. 21, Jefferson announced they named their son Champ. "It's very fitting. That's very fitting for the type of situation we just had," he tells People, before sharing the inspiration behind his son's unique name. "Champ has a meaning of warrior, and I'm all about having meaning [in] a name, so I think that's a perfect fitting for him." He adds that his wife, Samaria, is a warrior, too, saying, "Even coming to the game leaving at half time, so she has that warrior spirit, so we just thought it was fitting for him to have that same thing."

Samaria has never missed one of her husband's home games, and she definitely was not missing the Super Bowl. "Just like any other game, I'm going to be there this Sunday and I'm going to stay calm . . . and pray to God my water doesn't break," she said in an interview with The Athletic prior to the game. "I am 100 percent going to be there. I would not miss this moment for anything. I will be 40 weeks pregnant at the Super Bowl, supporting my husband 100 percent." She was due to give birth on Feb. 17, but their baby boy wanted to make sure he didn't miss the end of the exciting game!

Most players are required to stay for press interviews and celebratory photos after the Vince Lombardi trophy ceremony and the MVP of the game is named, but once Jefferson found out his wife was in labor, he was out of there and immediately on his way to the hospital with his daughter and father in tow. Jefferson's father, Shawn Jefferson, is a former NFL player and the wide receiver coach of the Arizona Cardinals. Jefferson and his wife, who are high school sweethearts, are already parents to 5-year-old daughter Bella.

Jefferson and Samaria both appeared on the "Today" show on Wednesday, where they introduced their baby boy to the world and shared possible baby names. "After he was born, Van walked into the room and he said, 'I have a great idea for a name: Wynn Jefferson,'" Samaria shared. "We're torn between Wynn and Miles Jefferson." Hopefully, they come to a decision soon because both names are adorable.

Congratulations to the Jefferson family on the Super Bowl win and the birth of their baby boy!

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