The Jacksonville Jaguars earned their first victory of the season and first under head coach Urban Meyer when they toppled the Miami Dolphins at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London this past Sunday. Meyer later compared that result to winning college football national titles, but Jacksonville defensive end Dawuane Smoot had an even better experience during the team's bye week.
According to Michael DiRocco of ESPN, Smoot helped his wife deliver their second child early Tuesday morning inside of their home. Aumari, Smoot's wife, fell as the two were preparing to leave for the hospital around 4 a.m. local time, and the lineman responded by calling 911. Paramedics talked him through the process until daughter Ahlani Moon Smoot was born safely in the couple's living room.
Smoot first entered the NFL when Jacksonville drafted him in the third round in 2017, and the 26-year-old has only played for that organization. He's tallied eight total tackles, 1.5 sacks, and one pass breakup this season.
The Jaguars next play at the 2-4 Seattle Seahawks on Halloween.