former veteran NFL quarterback Philip Rivers announced Thursday that he and his wife are expecting their 10th child together this fall.
Rivers, with whom Rivers spent 16 years the Chargers in San Diego and then Los Angeles, he told AL.com that he and his wife, Tiffany, will welcome a baby boy in October.
«We’ve had one pretty much every other year and now this is the longest gap ever,» Rivers told the outlet. «We are all excited. Everyone was looking for a boy. Even our girls wanted a boy.»
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According to the report, Rivers has seven daughters and two sons between the ages of 4 and 21.
He said the latest addition to his family will break the family tradition of nine children: his mother was one of nine, as was his maternal grandfather.
«We thought we would be the third generation of nine, but we decided to go to double digits, or should we, we didn’t decide. God decided.»
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Rivers officially retired in 2021 after 17 seasons in the NFL, where he spent his final season with the Indianapolis Colts.
He finished his career with the Chargers by racking up eight Pro Bowls and becoming the team’s all-time passing leader with 59,271 yards in 228 games. He was traded to the Chargers during the 2004 NFL Draft, where the New York Giants selected him fourth overall before trading him for Eli Manning.
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Rivers then began his coaching career at St. Michael Catholic High School. in Alabama, where his eldest son will be the starting quarterback this season.
Their first game is scheduled for August 17.