T.Y. Hilton managed to make it to Sunday’s Colts-Jaguars game despite his wife giving birth to a little baby girl early in the morning.
Operating on little sleep, Hilton even found the end zone, where he celebrated by rocking the football to sleep. Following the game, Hilton was incredibly emotional when asked how he was able to play.
Eugenia “Gigi” Hilton was not due until mid December, but she arrived just hours before kick off. Hilton spent much of his morning in the hospital before he left to play the football game.
“I just want to give her my all and play this game for her,” an emotional Hilton said after the game.
“I was holding her about 11:15, just rocking her and then I said ‘Baby, you want the game ball or do you want a touchdown ball?’ That was my goal to get both of those,” Hilton.
T.Y. Hilton kept his promise and scored a 73-yard touchdown.
— TY Hilton (@TYHilton13) November 23, 2014