Arizona State coach Todd Graham didn’t deliver the baby, but at this point, we wouldn’t be all that surprised if he had.
Graham was among the first to meet defensive graduate assistant Rudy Burgess’ newborn son in a local hospital early — very early — Friday morning.
In a picture posted to social media by Burgess’ fiancée, Graham is seen holding the newborn, Maddox Tyrice Burgess, as the clock on the wall in the background reads approximately 1:34. An ASU spokesman confirmed that it was not 1:34 p.m.
Objectivity and football matters aside, it’s hard to not be impressed by a coach who gets out of bed at 1 a.m. to come meet the newborn baby of a graduate assistant he’s known for only about a year. Burgess, a former ASU receiver, joined Graham’s staff last season as an offensive graduate assistant.