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The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the powerhouse Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LVII with a score of 38-35, the third highest scoring Super Bowl in NFL history. While the players celebrated the win, two of them, Nick Allegretti and Mecole Hardman Jr., celebrated wins of their own.
They became dads!
Early on Sunday morning, hours before the start of the big game, Allegretti’s wife, Christina, gave birth to twin girls while in Chicago. The Super Bowl was played in Arizona, so Nick had to witness the birth of his daughters via FaceTime while staying in a hotel near the stadium.
“It’s the best day of my life no matter what–3:30, 4 AM–I became a dad, father of two daughters,” Allegretti told Chiefs Digest after the game regarding his “double championship” day. “Unbelievable. And now, I’ve got a ring for both of them. Incredible, I cannot believe it.”
The news of him and Christina becoming parents was first revealed on Thanksgiving last year via Instagram, where he posted a photo with his wife, both holding a pair of newborn-sized Nike shoes.
Mecole Hardman Jr. had to wait a little bit longer to celebrate his fatherly win. Hardman’s girlfriend, Chariah Gordon, gave birth early Monday morning, after going into labor around 5 AM on Sunday, prior to the start of Super Bowl LVII.
Hardman Jr. tweeted on Sunday morning, “OMG HER WATER BROKE ”.
Hardman had unfortunately been hurt with a pelvic injury prior to the Super Bowl, and thus, didn’t play in the game. Head coach Andy Reid said of the third-string wide receiver, “I doubt that he’ll make the Super Bowl. He was not going to be denied the other day. That’s a tribute to the kid. He pushes himself like no other. He’s a tough, tough kid.”
But lucky for us, that meant Hardman had access to his Twitter account throughout the game. So, after many comments and updates on the game, and celebration tweets following the Chiefs’ victory, Hardman finally let his followers know that his son had arrived.
“He’s HERE !!!!!! ,” he tweeted around 5 AM Monday morning.
While Hardman was hurt, Allegretti was suited up as the second-string offensive guard.
The two fathers had so much to celebrate following their Super Bowl win, and the births of their children couldn’t have come at a better time, as the NFL off-season has officially begun. For the time being, these hard-hitting football players can spend their time with their new families as they will no doubt have some celebratory trips planned for the near future in honor of being 2023’s NFL champions, both on and off the field.