While his teammates were taking on the Pittsburgh Steelers at Gillette Stadium, Patriots linebacker Kyle Van Noy and his wife, Marissa, welcomed a baby boy Sunday night.

“Last night was incredible!” Van Noy tweeted Monday morning. “We welcomed a young king into the world! Trae Ledgend Van Noy!!!!!! Mom is doing great. We appreciate all the love and prayers.”

Trae is the couple’s first child.

Marissa had been documenting her pregnancy on Instagram.

“I have truly felt so empowered throughout this pregnancy and I feel so grateful that I get to be a mommy to my little one,” she posted Thursday.


Although Van Noy was inactive for the season opener, the 28-year-old still tuned in to catch the action — and live-tweeted some of his thoughts. Wide receiver Josh Gordon, quarterback Tom Brady, and safety Devin McCourty all received shoutouts during New England’s 33-3 win.

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