Atlanta Falcons offensive tackle Jake Matthews and wife Meggi  welcomed their first child Beckett. The player arrived for Thursday night’s game against the Carolina Panthers in time to play. However, he did not start.

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The Falcons posted a video of a Matthews in shorts and a T-shirt jogging down the tunnel at Bank of America Stadium and into the Atlanta locker room about 80 minutes before kickoff to begin preparation for the NFC South matchup.

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Meggi Matthews tweeted: “ Baby boy is safely delivered and @jakematthews70 is safely delivered to the plane to Charlotte. RISE UP @AtlantaFalcons!!!! I did my best Falcons fans.”

Who is Meggi Matthews?

Meggi Matthews was a sports reporter long before she met Jake. She covered  the Alabama Crimson Tide. 

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Meggi is originally from Atlanta. 

“Happy FIRST Anniversary to the love of my life!! What a incredible first year of marriage, God has taught us so much through this first year and blessed us unimaginably. I thank Him every single day for giving me you. You are my best friend, travel partner, protector, and incredible leader of our house. I never knew how much I could love someone until I met you. I can’t wait for forever with you,” Meggi posted an image on Instagram on March 12 this year. 

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Meggi Matthews gave birth in Atlanta in the afternoon and Matthews immediately headed to owner Arthur Blank’s plane. He was flown to Charlotte and then escorted to the stadium.