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After helping deliver win, Jaguars’ Smoot unexpectedly delivers newborn daughter

Jags defensive end Dawuane Smoot and his wife are celebrating the birth of their second child. He had to deliver his little girl in their home!

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – It’s been quite a week for the Jacksonville Jaguars, and especially so for Dawuane Smoot.

At 4 a.m. Tuesday, the Jaguars defensive end unexpectedly delivered his newborn daughter, Ahlani Moon Smoot, at their home in Jacksonville.

According to a news release from the Jaguars, Smoot and his wife, Aumari, were heading out the door to the hospital. At that moment, she fell to her knees and Smoot had to catch her.

Needless to say, they weren’t going to make it to the hospital, nor would they make it out of the living room. The Jaguars said paramedics talked Smoot through tying the umbilical cord over the phone.

[Press play below to listen to Smoot’s call to 911]

At 4 a.m. Tuesday, Jaguars defensive end Dawuane Smoot unexpectedly delivered his newborn daughter, Ahlani Moon Smoot, at their home in Jacksonville.

Smoot tweeted: “The Real Hero Mom-of- the Year @AumariShatwan Thank you for give birth to our beautiful Daughter in 1 hour!!! #strongwoman”

The family of three is said to be doing well.


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