The Ignorant Moms Guide To New York Giants And New England Patriots Players (That Are Also Dads)

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When I was given the task to come up with a slideshow of NFL fathers for this weekend’s Super Bowl I thought this would be an easy breezy lemon squeezy assignment to do: just look up the New England Patriots and New York Giants rosters and I should have all the info I need in knowing which players are fathers and which are baby daddies and snap crackle pop, I’m done in 30 minutes.

Oh, how I was wrong.

Looking up which NFL players are also dads was something that kept me up until David Letterman was on with very little done until I had a mental breakthrough (i.e. light bulb flickered on) and decided to ask Facebook friends I haven’t spoken to in years for their help on this very interesting yet daunting task.

While I consider myself somewhat sports-minded, the only two NFL players I know are Tom Brady (married to a supermodel) and Chad Ochocinco (tapped and jazzed on Dancing With The Stars). Eli Manning is a name that I might have heard one or twice before, but unless his wife has been on a Real Housewives show or in a People magazine column he might as well be in the NHL for all I care to know.

Yes, I am an ignorant football mom. My son is only 20 months old so I have a few years ahead of me until the pee wee football age.

So the Super Bowl is this weekend but the majority of moms out there will be too busy trying to recreate bologna, cheese and cracker stadium projects that we found on Pinterest while a good few of you (shout out and respect) will actually be in front of your 3D television screens watching the game and getting all too fired up about a pass and a quick 10-yard sprint that some dude named Rob Gronkowski does before yet another 2-minute time-out and commercial break.

In the meantime, check out our photo gallery of New England Patriot and New York Giant players who are also dads off the field. When you’re done, go ahead and quiz your significant other to test his trivia knowledge on these NFL players.  And with that, I’ll end it with a GO PATRIOTS! I mean … GIANTS!

  • Eli Manning – New York Giants 1 of 12
    Eli Manning - New York Giants
    The Giants quarterback, 30, and his wife Abby welcomed a daughter on March 21, 2011. Ava Frances Manning weighed 7 lbs., 4 oz., and is the couple's first child. Football runs in the family: Eli is the baby brother of NFL quarterback Peyton Manning and the son of former NFL quarterback Archie Manning.
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  • Tom Brady – New England Patriots 2 of 12
    Tom Brady - New England Patriots
    Tom, as we all very well know, has two kids: Jack, his son with actress Bridget Moynahan, and Benjamin, who is his son with his wife Gisele Bündchen. Brady's one of the most decorated football players in history — and we're not just talking about his supermodel trophy wife. He's led his team to five Super Bowls and has won the NFL and Super Bowl MVP awards multiple times.
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  • Chad Ochocinco – New England Patriots 3 of 12
    Chad Ochocinco - New England Patriots
    The dancing diva and VH1 reality television show star has four children: Jicyra, Chad Johnson II, Chade and Cha'iel. Ochocinco has his very own iPhone game called Mad Chad. He's done charity horseracing, even though he's a little bigger than your typical jockey (6'1" and 188 pounds). Ochocinco is not his real name. He adopted it in honor of his jersey number and Hispanic Heritage Month. (Alas, the correct Spanish version of his number would be "Ochenta y cinco.")
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  • Shaun Ellis – New England Patriots 4 of 12
    Shaun Ellis - New England Patriots
    Defensive End Shaun Ellis is married to his wife, Cecelia with three kids: Keshona, Jordan and Skyler. This is Shaun Ellis' first Super Bowl. He previously played 11 years for the New York Jets, a team that hasn't been to the Super Bowl since 1969 ... before Ellis was even born.
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  • Corey Webster – New York Giants 5 of 12
    Corey Webster - New York Giants
    Webster, who hails from Louisiana, is a father to two sons. Though he was both a football and basketball star in high school, we're bet he's feeling happy he stuck with the pigskin now!
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  • Chris Snee – New York Giants 6 of 12
    Chris Snee - New York Giants
    Snee's married to his coach's daughter. He and his wife, Kate Coughlin, have discussed the possibility of him being a stay-at-home dad when he eventually retires, so she can pursue a career in social work. The couple met in college, long before Snee's father-in-law drafted him to play for the Giants. They have two sons, Dylan and Cooper.
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  • Deion Branch – New England Patriots 7 of 12
    Deion Branch - New England Patriots
    Deion is happily married to his wife Shola and has twin boys, Deiondre and Deointey and a daughter, D'Ahni. Branch was named MVP in Super Bowl XXXIX, where the Patriots beat the Philadelphia Eagles.
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  • Matt Light – New England Patriots 8 of 12
    Matt Light - New England Patriots
    Matt and his wife Susie have three kids, William, Colin and Gracie. He's been a player for the Patriots since starting his professional career in 2001.
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  • Stephen Gostkowski – New England Patriots 9 of 12
    Stephen Gostkowski - New England Patriots
    Stephen and his wife Hallie have one son, Slayden Kyle. His childhood nickname was "Beaver," because he knocked his front teeth out and had to get two overly large replacements.
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  • Brian Waters – New England Patriots 10 of 12
    Brian Waters - New England Patriots
    Brian and his wife Yolanda have children.
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  • David Carr – New York Giants 11 of 12
    David Carr - New York Giants
    Carr and his wife Melody have three sons and one daughter.
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  • Lawrence Tynes – New York Giants 12 of 12
    Lawrence Tynes - New York Giants
    Since joining the Giants, Tynes and his family have lived in Clifton, New Jersey. He and his wife, Amanda, make their offseason home in the Kansas City area in Overland Park, where their sons were born.
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