They just couldn’t make it to the hospital, Kevin Byard said.
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.
Moments later, Clarke told her husband to pick up the phone again.
“She quickly told me, ‘Call her back. Tell her to meet us at the house,’” Byard recalled Wednesday ahead of the Titans’ Week 2 game against the Jaguars at Nissan Stadium on Sunday (noon,