Titans safety Kevin Byard details experience of delivering newborn son at home

They just couldn’t make it to the hospital, Kevin Byard said.



a close up of a football player on a field: Kevin Byard (31) of the Tennessee Titans celebrates after forcing a second quarter fumble against the Denver Broncos at Empower Field at Mile High on September 14, 2020 in Denver, Colorado.


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Kevin Byard (31) of the Tennessee Titans celebrates after forcing a second quarter fumble against the Denver Broncos at Empower Field at Mile High on September 14, 2020 in Denver, Colorado.

So on Aug. 23, a day before the due date, the Titans safety wound up delivering his newborn son at his home in Nashville. Byard on Wednesday explained how the harrowing experience unfolded, beginning with his wife, Clarke, waking him up at 10:30 p.m. with contractions that quickly grew in intensity.

Byard got dressed and went downstairs to begin prepping the car for their trip to the hospital. He then came back upstairs and called their doula, telling her to meet them at the hospital.

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Moments later, Clarke

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