Gillette Stadium is home to the New England Patriots, but it also serves as a monumental place in the life of Mack Wilson’s 1-year-old son.
Last Friday, the 24-year-old father was able to demonstrate just how proud of a dad he could be. Taking to Twitter, he shared a video of his 1-year-old son, Mack Wilson II, who is often referred to as the nickname Deuce, taking his very first steps inside Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts.
“The highlight of my night,” the linebacker wrote in the caption of the post. “Deuce walked to Dada.”
On the same night, the New England Patriots defeated the Carolina Panthers in a preseason game. However, without a doubt, the most memorable part of the night for Wilson was his son taking his first steps. The clip features Wilson sitting on the field in his game attire, sticking his hands out, while little Deuce begins the descent into his father’s arm. On top of this, Deuce was sporting a matching Patriots jersey with his father.
The following day, the gravity of the situation set in for the 24-year-old linebacker. Reflecting on his son’s accomplishment, he expressed his sentiments on social media, “My son really took his 1st steps in @GilletteStadium. That’s wild.”
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The entire NFL organization also celebrated Deuce’s big day and tweeted their own celebratory thoughts. “First steps on the football field. This is beautiful, @MackWilSr,” the league wrote on social media.
Mack Wilson celebrates the life of his beloved son
This last month has been particularly hectic for the Wilson family, as Deuce is quickly acclimating to life as a tiny toddler. Earlier this month, his first birthday was celebrated by his athlete father on social media.
“Screaming Happy 1st Birthday to my little man. I’m so blessed and honored to be your father. You’ve taught me a lot over the past 12 months and I can’t thank God enough for bringing you into this world,” the New England Patriots star shared. He proceeded to write, “I love you Mack Wilson II. #TheBig1.”
Wilson has also been very open about the ways in which becoming a father has motivated him to do better, despite suffering through last season with various injuries. In an interview, he relayed, “I was down. I wanted to quit at times, but I found a way to keep myself motivated to get through last season … Finding out that I had a son on the way, it really motivated me to work extremely hard this offseason. That is what I did.”
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