Dawuane Smoot, Of Jaguars, Assisted His Wife To Give Birth In Their Own Home

The defender failed to take his wife to the hospital after a fall, and the couple’s new daughter was born in the living room of their Jacksonville home.

JACKSONVILLE – Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Dawuane Smoot could have the fewest hands on the team.

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Smoot helped his wife, Aumari, give birth to the couple’s second daughter Tuesday morning at their Jacksonville home, according to a team official. They were about to leave for the hospital around 4 a.m. EDT when Aumari fell, according to the officer. Smoot caught her, but there wasn’t enough time to get her to the hospital before the baby was born.

Smoot called 911, and paramedics walked him step by step through the process of tying the umbilical cord via phone call. The baby, Ahlani Moon Smoot, was born in the couple’s living room.

Paramedics guided Dawuane Smoot step by step through the process of cutting the umbilical cord of her newborn daughter, Ahlani Moon Smoot. Getty Images

Smoot obviously missed training for the Jaguars on Tuesday at the facility, but called to join a team meeting, told his story, and was cheered on.

The couple also have a 2-year-old son, Ahmir.

The team shared the news and the baby’s photo on their social media.