There are many new fathers – Ricky Jean Francois and Chris Baker the most recent -- in the Reskins locker room right now. But offensive lineman Ty Nsekhe wanted advice from teammates that had been fathers for longer than just a few months before he became one himself.
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"I asked [Trent Williams and Morgan Moses] what to expect and they kind of schooled me on the last [month] of the season," Nsekhe said. "Just enjoy it, just enjoy the little moments that come."
So far, he has.
He and his girlfriend, Gelina, welcomed young Tylan to the world three weeks ago. They chose a name that resembles enough of Nsekhe's, but not enough that his son couldn't escape his dad's legacy.
"I wanted him to be a Junior, but then I didn't. I wanted him to have his own, I didn't want him to follow my footsteps," Nsekhe said. "I wanted him to do his own thing."
The entire offseason has been a "whirlwind" for Nsekhe. He just closed on a new house in Arlington, Texas, and then his son arrived, calming any worry that he might miss his birth while in Ashburn, Va., for offseason workouts.
"So far, I love it," he said. "He's a daddy's boy, too. When he cried, I pick him up, [he's] quiet…I was there during the birth and everything. I helped hold my girl's legs up [laughing]."
Gelina is 5-foot-11, Nsekhe said, and of course he, all 6-foot-8, 325 pounds of him, is gigantic, which should mean that Tylan will have a lot of growing to do, and have a lot of advantages in sports. That's if he chooses to participate in them.
"I don't want to force him into sports," Nsekhe said. "I want him to kind of do his own thing. If he wants to that's cool. If he doesn't I'm proud of him anyway."
Then he pondered his size again, and his son's likeness to him.
"He's already showing attributes of being strong," he said laughing.