The Bills new Defensive End has more than a Super Bowl ring on his finger to remember his appearance in the big game.
Jarius Wynn has a son who was born hours before Super Bowl XLV.
When he was a member of the Green Bay Packers, Wynn and his wife were having dinner in Dallas the night before the big game.
“That night, her water broke at a restaurant,” Wynn said Tuesday in an appearance on The John Murphy Show. “I was like, are you OK? She wouldn’t tell me. And then we had to rush her to the hospital.”
Martavia Wynn game birth to a seven pound, four ounce baby boy early on the morning on February 6th, 2011 in Dallas. Jarius says he barely had time to kiss his son before he had to rejoin the Packers at their game-day hotel.
“As soon as I left the hotel I went to meetings, everybody congratulated me,” Wynn said. “They were saying it was a sign that we were going to win the game.”
His teammates were right. The Packers beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-25 in that game. Operating on about 90-minutes of sleep, Wynn played on special teams and got in for three defensive snaps in Super Bowl XLV.
Wynn said Packer fans wanted him to make his baby boy’s middle name “Super,” or “Super Bowl.”
“That’s what people in Green Bay wanted me to call him, but it’s just Jarius Wynn, Jr.”
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Bills newest DE Jarius Wynn, who signed Tuesday, has found it difficult staying with one club after his first three seasons in Green Bay. He’s suited up for three teams in the past two seasons, so he’s determined to earn himself a starting role so he can be a bigger contributor to Buffalo’s defense week in and week out.
“I guess the biggest thing has been the opportunity,” said Wynn when asked what is hardest about playing for multiple teams in a short period of time. “Getting the opportunity to really just showcase my talent. I want somebody to give me a realistic opportunity to come in and play and that would be the best thing.
“That’s what I think has been the problem. I’ve been grateful to whatever team allowed me to get on the field and show my talent. I feel like I have shown my talent in different situations, but I never just had an opportunity to really just play (week in and week out).”
Wynn played a steady rotational role for Dallas last season and saw some similar playing time early in his career with Green Bay, but entering his sixth NFL season Wynn wants more.
“I feel like in Dallas I played 30 percent and I think I did pretty good,” he said. “So I feel I have shown and proven that I can play in this league and be part of a rotation. But I’m not looking to come in and be part of a rotation. I want to come in and win the starting position and showcase my talent and be able to help my family out.”
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