Armando Salguero

Play a game or attend baby’s birth? The Miami Dolphins’ Daniel Kilgore decides

Miami Dolphins starting center Daniel Kilgore has only respect for former Fin’s center Mike Pouncey

Miami Dolphins new starting center Daniel Kilgore has only respect for the Fins' former center Mike Pouncey who was the starting center for the Fins until this season.
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Miami Dolphins new starting center Daniel Kilgore has only respect for the Fins' former center Mike Pouncey who was the starting center for the Fins until this season.

Early September is expected to be a pretty cool time for Daniel Kilgore.

The Miami Dolphins center, acquired in the offseason, is starting and will be making his club debut in the regular-season opener Sept. 9 against Tennessee. So big deal professionally.

He and his wife are also expecting their first child Sept. 11. So big deal personally.

“Not finding out what the sex is either, so it’s a total surprise,” Kilgore said with a big smile Thursday.

But what if the baby that’s supposed to show up on what would be a day off for players show up two days earlier instead? As in when the season-opener is being played?

Tough call, right?

Not for Kilgore.

“I’ll be at the game,” Kilgore said. “I’ll be at the hospital after. I mean, what more can I do? When a baby comes out, you’re just holding it, right? So, I’ll go do my job, and then I’ll see the baby afterward.”

The Kilgores, from Tennessee, plan to have their first-born in South Florida. So the couple won’t be separated.

She’s here. Yes, we’ll have the baby hear,” Kilgore said. “We’ve got a great support with our family, so we’ll have plenty of support.”



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