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Montravius Adams was drafted by the Packers hours after the birth of his son

Montravius Adams

Montravius Adams had one of the biggest days of his life Friday – and for more than one reason.

Hours before he was selected by the Green Bay Packers in the third round in the 2017 NFL Draft, Adams witnessed the birth of his son, Montravius Jr., at a Warner Robbins, Georgia hospital.

But of the two moments, one was more important to Adams than the other.

“Becoming a father,” Adams told reporters on a conference call. “There’s nothing like family. My love for the game is extremely high, but it’s second when it comes to family.”

Montravius Jr. was born at 2:32 p.m. He was 21.5 inches and weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces.

Adams was selected with the 93rd overall pick of the draft around 10:30 p.m. CT.

Adams said he arrived at the hospital around 3:30 a.m. with his fiancée Leteisha Ray and spent the entire day there. He said he thinks they can go home with the baby on Sunday.

Adams was a three-year starter at defensive tackle during his four seasons spent with Auburn.

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